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Mytton Hall

L'Entrée du Châteaude Mytton (Lancashire)
Mytton Hall (Lancashire)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 14; Schneiderman (1983) 19, IV

Dimensions

Platemark: 12.2 × 26.3 cm (4 13/16 × 10 3/8 in.) Sheet: 15.4 × 28.3 cm (6 1/16 × 11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.1361

Medium or Technique

Dry-point

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.
In 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 (1983), p. 71.

Inscription

In plate: l.l. Seymour Haden 1859

Signed

On plate: l.l. Seymour Haden 1859; lightly on sheet l.r. Seymour Haden in graphite

Provenance

Horatio Greenough Curtis; Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis; bequeathed by her, June or July 1927, received September 1940.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis