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Mytton Hall

L'Entrée du Chateau de Mytton (Lancashire)
Mytton Hall (Lancashire)

1859
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 14, First; Drake13; Schneiderman (1983) 19

Dimensions

Platemark: 12.2 × 26.2 cm (4 13/16 × 10 5/16 in.) Sheet: 15.3 × 28 cm (6 × 11 in.)

Accession Number

P11791

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Mytton (Mitton) is at Whalley near Blackburn, and signifies “Mid-town,” being situated between the rivers Hodder and Ribble. Mytton Hall is an old Henry VII house which Haden was in the habit of staying at for salmon fishing in the river Ribble (“Lancashire River”) which runs past it.
THIS ETCHING CLOSELY RESEMBLES THE DRYPOINT OF State IV, “The leaves in the overhanging branches near the upper right window have additional work. Additional drypoint hatching indicates shadows on facade between windows on the right. Additional oblique shading to the right of the lower window, on what appears to be a vertical, detached column, and in the upper right corner to indicate a tree limb. Ruled border lines added very close to plate edge.”
Schneiderman, p. 71.

Inscription

In plate: l.r. Seymour Haden 1859; On sheet: l.l.stamped H.F.S.

Signed

In plate: l.l. Seymour Haden 1859

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall, N.Y.; date acquired: 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund