Requires Photography

The Two Sheep

1870
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 144; Drake 127; Schneiderman (1983) 132, IV

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

P11810

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Inscription

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

Signed

In plate l.l. Seymour Haden 1870

Markings

Verso: a stamp M.F.A. H.D.P. Coll. No. 11810

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall, N.Y.; date acquired: October 21,1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund