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Kidwelly Castle

Le Château de Kidwelly

Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)

Catalogue Raisonné

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.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



…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

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund