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Thames Ditton - with a Sail

Le Village de Thames Ditton

Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 73, Second; Schneiderman (1983) 68, VII


Platemark: 13.9 × 20 cm (5 1/2 × 7 7/8 in.) Sheet: 20 × 27.2 cm (7 7/8 × 10 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching with drypoint

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



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.
IV. The plate reduced to 140 x 206 mm. The larger figure and the hull of the boat burnished, the latter faintly visible. With the inscription ‘Thames Ditton Seymour Haden 1864” (E.l.l.).
V. The previous inscription removed and new inscriptions added Haden sculp [sit] (E, l.l.) and Bords De La Tamise (E, l.c.)
VI. The inscription added: Imp. Delâtre. Rue St. Jacques, 303, Paris (E, l.r.)
VII. The additional inscriptions: 18 (E.u.r.) and Paris, Publié par Cadart & Luquet Editeurs, 79 Rue Richelieu (E, l.c.)
Schneiderman (1983) p. 171
[NOTE: This etching has S. Hayden sculp in the b.l. not Haden sculp as noted by Schneiderman in state V.]
[NOTE: The original plate size (states I, II, III) was 151 x 238 mm.]


In plate: u.r. 18.; b.l. S. Haden sculp.; b.c. BORDS DE LA TAMISE below this title: Paris Publié par Cadart & Luquet Editeurs, 79 Rue Richelieu; l.r . Imp. Delâtre. Rue St. Jacques, 303, Paris


PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 10/13/1938 [exact to day]

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent