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Sonning Bank

1865 (?)
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910)16, II; Schneiderman (1983) 106, IV

Dimensions

Platemark: 9.9 × 15.7 cm (3 7/8 × 6 3/16 in.) Sheet: 15.9 × 24 cm (6 1/4 × 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.204

Medium or Technique

Etching with drypoint

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The etched scene of the Thames river bank at Sonning with distant view of farms and buildings.
In State I in the right middle distance a man was etched in carring, at an angle, what appeared to be a fishing pole. Although the man and his reflection were removed in State III, an almost horizintal scratch is still visible (fishing pole?).
THE MFA’S IS STATE IV.
IV (D2, H2). Published in P. G. Hamerton’s Etching and Etchers (London, 1868), printed “cosmetically” with the impression of a fake plate mark on the left. Drypoint work fills in the clear oval at the right.
Schneiderman (1983) p. 231.

Inscription

On sheet: l.l. in graphite A River Bank; l.r. in graphite 7/7/45 and 55/295. On mat, in graphite, b.c. As " Bit of River Bank" without sign. It was done for Hamerton's "Etching and Etchers" , opp. p. 118
On verso, in graphite, l.r. A River Bank Haden

Signed

On sheet: in graphite Seymour Haden

Markings

l.l. oval stamp with printing at top that starts PHI... and ends in ...AL; center and bottom print is visible but light; on verso in ceter Museum of Fine Arts, Boston stamp and in graphite 50.204

Provenance

Mr. Louis A. Lebowich, Boston; by whom given to MFA, 2/9/1950

Credit Line

Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich