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The Test at Longparish, No. 1

1882
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)


Catalogue Raisonné

Schneiderman (1983) 211, I

Dimensions

Platemark: 17.8 × 26.6 cm (7 × 10 1/2 in.) Sheet: 20.3 × 29.4 cm (8 × 11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.3682

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This composition is similar to On the Test (No. 24). Rather than being a repetition of the earlier plate, it is likely that Haden again drew the same view.
I (H1). A river landscape has been sketched in; in the foreground a reedy bank, trees and shrubs on the right. Before the background, which is enclosed by trees, there is a cottage, a wooden bridge and a figure fishing from a punt. Large puffy clouds fill the sky. With the inscription Seymour Haden 1882 (E, l.l.).
II. The plate was cancelled.

Inscription

In plate: l.l. Seymour Haden 1882; on sheet, in graphite, l.l. Seymour Haden

Signed

In plate: l.l. Seymour Haden 1882; on sheet, in graphite, l.l. Seymour Haden

Provenance

Mr. Louis A. Lebowich, Boston, MA; by whom given to MFA,12/14/1950

Credit Line

Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich