Requires Photography

Mouth of a Brook, No. 1

Les Bords d'Un Ruisseau

Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 26; Drake 24; Schneiderman (1983) 28, II


Platemark: 15.2 × 8.5 cm (6 × 3 3/8 in.) Sheet: 23 × 15 cm (9 1/16 × 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Trial proof (b)
“The best of the foliage work, I think I have ever done. Like others of earlier plates, however, it was laid aside after four impressions had been printed and when taken up again was past recovery from oxidation. Plate destroyed after six impressions. A proof brought recently at auction 28 guineas - bought, I think, by Sir William Drake.”
According to local history this plate and A By-Road in Tipperary (No. 30) were found face down on a flat shelf in the stables on the estate of the Viscount of Hawarden at Dundrum, County Tipperary, Ireland. They were in a passage to a harness room which had been converted into a studio.
The scene is possibly one of the many brooks that flow into the Multeen River from the higher lands on the west side of Hawarden’s estate. Now much of the area is a state forest open to the public.
II. The plate, heavily damaged by oxidation, was cut down on the right and left and now measures 152 x 86 mm.
Schneiderman (1983) p. 93


On sheet l.l. written vertically 399 or 993 in ink


On sheet, in graphite l.r. Seymour Haden


Henry F. Sewall, N.Y.; date acquired: 1897 (accessioned October 21, 1897)

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund