The Two Sheep
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)
Harrington (1910) 144; Drake 127; Schneiderman (1983) 132, IV
Platemark: 11.4 × 15.1 cm (4 1/2 × 5 15/16 in.) Sheet: 16.9 × 25.2 cm (6 5/8 × 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Trial proof (c)
THE MFA’S IS STATE IV.
I (Da, 1 impression; Ha). A hilly landscape with sheep; on the left a river and, in the foreground, ferns.
II (Db, 2 impressions; Hb). The ferns in the foreground are partly removed and replaced by two sheep drawin in outline. A large rabbit is among the ferns on the left.
III. The sheep have been worked upon and now throw shadows toward the right. Additional work in the lower and upper left. In the far distance the upper course of the winding river has been added. The large tree on the hill on the right reworked and is shaded.
IV (D1, Hc). The signature and date added Seymour Haden 1870 (E, l.l.).
Schneiderman (1983) p. 267.
On sheet l.l. in graphite HM; l.r. in graphite AM; below AM a stamp H.F.S. in red; on back a stamp M.F.A. H.D.P. Coll. No. 11810
In plate l.l. Seymour Haden 1870
Verso: a stamp M.F.A. H.D.P. Coll. No. 11810
Henry F. Sewall, N.Y.; date acquired: October 21,1897
Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund