Thames Ditton - with a Sail
Le Village de Thames Ditton
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)
Harrington (1910) 73, First; Schneiderman (1983) 68, III
Platemark: 15.2 × 23.9 cm (6 × 9 7/16 in.) Sheet: 21.1 × 30.9 cm (8 5/16 × 12 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Etching with dry-point
Not On View
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
On reverse: Thames Ditton Seymour Haden 1864 so it appears in l.r. as mirror writing
On sheet: l.r. in graphite Seymour Haden
PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 7/11/1935
Bequest of Mrs. Henry Lee Higginson