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Little Calais Pier

Le Port de Calais

1865
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 98, First; Schneiderman 88, III

Dimensions

Platemark: 7.5 × 15.5 cm (2 15/16 × 6 1/8 in.) Sheet: 10 × 17.2 cm (3 15/16 × 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

38.1456

Medium or Technique

Etching with drypoint on copper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Inscription

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

Signed

In plate: l.l. Calais S. Haden 1865 3 a.m.; On sheet: in graphite, l.r. Seymour Haden

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Nathaniel T. Kidder