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Little Calais Pier

Le Port de Calais

Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 98, First; Drake 87; Schneiderman (1983) 88, III


Platemark: 7.7 × 15.8 cm (3 1/16 × 6 1/4 in.) Sheet: 24.5 × 40.3 cm (9 5/8 × 15 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching with drypoint on copper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



This scene was sketched on the copper on the deck of a Channel steamer as it approached the French port at 3 A.M.
When published in the early issues of the Études there was text on the verso (p. 22, the first page of Burty’s descriptive catalogue) which gives directions to assist amateurs in handling the loose plates so as to keep them in order. In time these directions were transferred to the foot of the sheet bearing the title of the first etching (Out of Study Window).
III (D1, H1). Published in Études à l’Eau-forte (headpiece to the Catalogue). The inscription added 3 a.m.
Schneiderman (1983) p. 207.


In plate: l.l. Calais S. Haden 1865 3 a.m.


In plate: l.l. Calais S. Haden 1865 3 a.m.


On sheet: above first word "Les" oval with initials FK
On the reverse is the oval stamp of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Mass with the number 23414. This stamp is directly under the print.


PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 10/1/1913 [exact to month]

Credit Line

Frederick Keppel Memorial Bequest