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The Mill-Wheel

1874
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 153, Between second and third; Schneiderman (1983) 144, III

Dimensions

Platemark: 17.6 × 25.8 cm (6 15/16 × 10 3/16 in.) Sheet: 25 × 31.2 cm (9 13/16 × 12 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

35.1188

Medium or Technique

Etching in zinc (Drake)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

THE MFA’S IS STATE III.
I (Ha). An old water mill set among trees has been etched in. The tree farthest to the right, drawn in outline, is incomplete and “broken” in its middle. In general the drawing of the trees is sketchy and several branches on the right are not attached to the trunks. There is foul-biting on the right. With the signature and date Seymour Haden 1874 (E, l.l., the first three letters à double trait.)
II (D1 H1). Portions of the trunks and boughs of the trees on the right that had failed in the biting have been etched in. The left side of the doorway is darkened with etched work. The foul-biting on the right removed.
III (D2, H2). The plate rebitten. The front of the mill is shaded with coarse crosshatching; the sky and background in the upper right and left are dark; the foliage near the mill wheel is more dense, additional work on tree trunks on right extends one of them almost to the upper plate mark, the other within 4 mm; the face of the stone in lower right is shaded with a squiggly line. Several of the lightly etched lines in the foreground and the à double trait effect disappearing.
Schneiderman (1983) p. 293.

Inscription

In plate: l.l. Seymour Haden 1874

Signed

In plate: l.l. Seymour Haden 1874; on sheet in graphite l.r. Seymour Haden

Provenance

PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 7/121/1935

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Henry Lee Higginson