Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)
Harrington (1910)16, II; Schneiderman (1983) 106, IV
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.)
Medium or Technique
Etching with drypoint
Not On View
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.
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
On sheet: in graphite Seymour Haden
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
Mr. Louis A. Lebowich, Boston; by whom given to MFA, 2/9/1950
Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich