Requires Photography

On the Test

Le Crépuscule

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 20, First; Schneiderman (1983) 24, VI

Dimensions

Platemark: 15 × 22.3 cm (5 7/8 × 8 3/4 in.) Sheet: 18.1 × 28 cm (7 1/8 × 11 in.)

Accession Number

25.1258

Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The River Test near Romsey (in Hampshire - noted for trout fishing)
“The trees on the left have been reworked with drypoint and the cedar’s shadows in the water are extended; the circle of weak biting in the water at lower left has been covered with horizontal and vertical strokes. Drypoint work on rushes in the foreground, the flock of sheep and the bridge. The signature rewritten and appears in à double trait.” Schneiderman (1983), p. 87

Inscription

In image: l.l. Seymour Haden appears rewritten and à double trait; below image l.r. Proof on very choice old paper - an extra good one? F. Goulding. Printer; l.l. Seymour Haden

Signed

Below plate: l.r. Seymour Haden; l.l. proof on very choice old paper - an extra good one? F. Goulding, Printer

Provenance

PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 11/1/1925 [exact to month]

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen T. Bullard