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Egham Lock

L'Écluse d'Egham

1859 and later
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 16; Drake 15; Schneiderman (1983) 21, III


Platemark: 14.8 × 22.5 cm (5 13/16 × 8 7/8 in.) Sheet: 21.3 × 28.2 cm (8 3/8 × 11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



An open lock gate spans the river Thames which appears turbulent because of the flooding through an unseen gate on the right side of the scene. The pool is enclosed in the immediate foreground by campshedding, and on the left by a reedy bank in drypoint which sweeps to the background in the middle left. The sky appears stormy and there are faint horizontal lines between the upper and middle shadows of the tree in the water above the center of the plate.
Published in Gazette des Beaux-Arts, XVII (1864), 358. Additional work in reeds and water at center left. With the inscription Egham Lock, Seymour Haden l.l.
Schneiderman, p. 77.


In plate: l.l. Egham Lock Seymour Haden; On sheet b.c. 1766 in graphite


In plate: l.l. Egham Lock Seymour Haden


PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 1/1/1901 [exact to year]

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection