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House of the Smith

La Maison du Forgeron, Benjamin Davis (Pays de Galles)

August 17, 1864
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 63, First; Schneiderman (1983) 58, II


Platemark: 11.2 × 14.9 cm (4 7/16 × 5 7/8 in.) Sheet: 15.8 × 18.8 cm (6 1/4 × 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Possibly a view from Adpar, Wales, on the north side of the Teifi River, looking eastwards and upstream.
I. The scene has been etched in, and in the middle foreground there is a man with a small semispherical boat (a corale) on his back. There is a long scratch, appearing like a fishing pole, from the man to the smith’s house. With the inscription Newcastele Emlyn 17 Aug., 1864 S. Haden (E.u.r.) and on signboard of house Ben Davis Smith (E.c.)
THE MFA’S IS STATE II - see below.
II. Published in Études à l’eau-forte (No. XVIII). The man, the small boat and most of the scratch or fishing pole removed, though the top is still visible. In the process of burnishing the man and the boat, several lines near the man were removed. Several other lines in this area were possibly reworked in drypoint.
Schneiderman (1983) p. 157.


In plate: u.r. Newcastle Emlyn 17 Aug., 1864 S. Haden


In plate: u.r. Newcastle Emlyn 17 Aug., 1864 S. Haden


Purchased with balance of Duplicate Fund. Credited to Harvey D. Parker Collection. Entered here by mistake PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 1/1/1913 [exact to year]

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund, by exchange