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Thames Ditton

Thames Ditton - with a Sail
Le Village de Thames Ditton

1864
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 73, First; Schneiderman (1983) 68, III

Dimensions

Platemark: 15.2 × 23.9 cm (6 × 9 7/16 in.) Sheet: 21.1 × 30.9 cm (8 5/16 × 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

35.1189

Medium or Technique

Etching with dry-point

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This plate, like Fulham (No. 22), was published in Paris without Haden’s permission. I am not certain which is the pirated version. Because of Haden’s relationship with Delâtre in the 1860’s and 1870’s, I do not believe that Delâtre would have been a party to such a conspiracy, or permitted his name to be used on the pirated edition. Perhaps Cadart & Luquet did print the plate without Haden’s permission; however, the state without any signature or inscription seems to be a later printing.
III.The hull and mast of boat with two figures are drawn in with drypoint. The top of the mast again removed and redrawn in drypoint, and additional drypoint work on cordage. Short, oblique lines added on left side of large tree trunk to indicate shadows, new limbs at top and work on tree. The tree near boat has additional drypoint work. Additional work on town and in shading of trees at extreme left. A very faint, illegible inscription (?) added in etching at upper right.
Schneiderman (1983) p. 171

Inscription

On reverse: Thames Ditton Seymour Haden 1864 so it appears in l.r. as mirror writing

Signed

On sheet: l.r. in graphite Seymour Haden

Provenance

PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 7/11/1935

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Henry Lee Higginson