Requires Photography

On the Test

Le Crépuscule

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 20, first state; Schneiderman (1983) 24, VI

Dimensions

Platemark: 15 × 22.5 cm (5 7/8 × 8 7/8 in.) Sheet: 20 × 32.5 cm (7 7/8 × 12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

58.1067

Medium or Technique

Etching, printed on old paper

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, p. 87

Inscription

l.l. in image 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;
Outside image l.l. Seymour Haden written in pencil, l.r. in pencil pub 1865

Signed

Below plate l.l. Seymour Haden; l.r.pub. 1865

Provenance

Lee M. Friedman (Boston); given to MFA by his estate, 13 November 1958.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Lee M. Friedman