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Mytton Hall

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

Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



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.


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


In plate: l.l. Seymour Haden 1859


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

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund