Le Château de Kidwelly
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)
Harrington (1910) 25, First; Drake 23; Schneiderman (1983) 27, IV
Platemark: 9.8 × 14.8 cm (3 7/8 × 5 13/16 in.) Sheet: 9.9 × 15.2 cm (3 7/8 × 6 in.)
Medium or Technique
Etching and drypoint
Not On View
…the pride of Kidwelly is its great castle, which was built in the late eleventh or early twelfth century by William de Londres, and rebuilt about 1270 by the Chaworth family. It is partly concentric; and its ruins rank in extent with those of Pembroke and Caerphilly.
This plate was sketched while Haden was waiting for a train.
Published in Études à l’eau-forte (headpiece for Introduction). Additional burnishing of the etched annotations partially removed in state II, most notably the removal of writing to the right of the drypoint signature. During the scraping several light scratches were made in the lower right, the most visible a horizontal check approximately 13 mm from bottom and 55 mm from right.
Schneiderman (1983) p. 91
In plate l.l. Seymour Haden
Henry F. Sewall, N.Y.; date acquired: October 21, 1897
Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund