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Grim Spain

Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 186; Schneiderman (1983) 173, I.

Dimensions

Platemark: 14.9 × 22.4 cm (5 7/8 × 8 13/16 in.) Sheet: 19.3 × 26.4 cm (7 5/8 × 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.1364

Medium or Technique

Etching on copper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The cancelled plate is in G. de Smet, The Netherlands.
This and the following eleven plates (Nos. 173 - 284) were drawn during a visit to Spain and Portugal with Sir John Charles Robinson.
“The bones of the English besiegers of Burgos under Wellington still lie embodied around the town.”
I (D1H1). Printed by Goulding for The Fine Art Society for publication in Frederick Wedmore’s FOUR MASTERS OF ETCHING (London, 1883). One of the moorish gateways of the castle at Burgos. In the distance to the right a convent before a row of cypress trees. There is foul-biting, especially in the lower right. With the inscription Seymour Haden 1877 (E, l.l.).
II. The plate is cancelled.
Schneiderman (1983) 173 p. 337.

Inscription

In plate: l.l. Seymour Haden 1877; on sheet, in graphite, l.r. Seymour Haden

Signed

In plate: l.l. Seymour Haden 1877; on sheet, in graphite, l.r. Seymour Haden

Provenance

Horatio Greenough Curtis; Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis; bequeathed by her, June or July 1927, received September 1940.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis