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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, II; Schneiderman (1983) 21, III

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

50.203

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Signed

On sheet: l.r. Seymour Hayden

Provenance

Mr. Louis A. Lebowich, Boston; by whom given to MFA, 2/9/1950

Credit Line

Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich