Requires Photography

The Three Sisters

1868 and later
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 129, First; Drake 116; Schneiderman (1983) 119, III.


Platemark: 14 × 20.9 cm (5 1/2 × 8 1/4 in.) Sheet: 25.9 × 31.1 cm (10 3/16 × 12 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



‘This and [D] 115 The Herd, [No. 118 here] were done in an old chase in which is a hunting lodge which belongs to the Duke of Northumberland, and which before the reform bill returned five members to Parliament. It is one of the finest of our old English parks.’
Haden was mistaken about the ownership of the estate and hunting lodge. The Duke of Northumberland sold the estate to Mr. Alex Henry Campbell on September 30, 1864.
I. The landscape has been etched in, but as yet the distant scene at the upper right is not indicated except for the trees at the top. The trees in the center distance have not been depicted. With the faint inscription Werrington, Seymour Haden 1868 (E, l.r.)
II (Da, 2 impressions; Ha). The distance at the upper right and at center has been etched in. The knoll in the foreground is separated from the tree-lined avenue by the well-defined ravine which runs horizontally across the plate.
III (D1H1). The etched line at the top of the knoll is removed. Additional etched work to the right and left of the tree on the extreme right; the wood at the center has been reworked and strengthened with drypoint. The previous inscription removed and new signature S. Haden (D, l.r.).
IV (H2). Additional drypoint work at the bottom and center of the knoll at the left, to the right and left of the top of the stump, and drypoint flecks in lower right approx. 20 mm. above bottom.
V. The plate cancelled.
Schneiderman (1983) p. 249.


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


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


Henry F. Sewall, N.Y.; date acquired: 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund