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Kensington Gardens, No.II (Large Plate)

Kensington Gardens, The Large Plate
Étude d'Arbres dans les Jardins de Kensington

1860
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 28; Schneiderman (1983) 31, II

Dimensions

Platemark: 19.7 × 12.5 cm (7 3/4 × 4 15/16 in.) Sheet: 26.4 × 17.5 cm (10 3/8 × 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

38.1454

Medium or Technique

Etching with drypoint

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Harrington catalogues the impression in the Dr. Frederick H. James Collection (AK) as measuring larger than 11.5 x 8 in, supposedly trimmed within the plate mark. However, this was incorrectly catalogued as it is an impression of state III on Chine collé mounted on wove paper; it was mistakenly measured at the blanket or second plate mark used to impress the India paper on the larger sheet.
The plate re-etched; the shadows of the foliage are well expressed and the tree trunks made darker. Light drypoint work in the upper right.
Schneiderman p. 99.

Inscription

In plate l.l. Seymour Haden 1860; on sheet l.r.Seymour Haden; l.l. MFA stamp with number 34663

Signed

In plate l.l. Seymour Haden 1860; on sheet l.r. Seymour Haden

Provenance

Nathaniel T. Kidder, Boston, MA by bequest to MFA 10/13/1938

Credit Line

Bequest of Nathaniel T. Kidder