L'Écluse d' Egham
1859 and later
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)
Harrington (1910) 16, II; Schneiderman (1983) 21, III
Platemark: 15 × 22.4 cm (5 7/8 × 8 13/16 in.) Sheet: 19.5 × 26.2 cm (7 11/16 × 10 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
On sheet: l.r. Seymour Hayden
Mr. Louis A. Lebowich, Boston; by whom given to MFA, 2/9/1950
Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich