The Two Sheep
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)
Harrington (1910) 144, I; Schneiderman (1983) 132, V
Platemark: 11.3 × 15.2 cm (4 7/16 × 6 in.) Sheet: 14.6 × 20 cm (5 3/4 × 7 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
THE MFA’S IS STATE V.
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.).
V (H1). Much of the foreground including the rabbit, signature and date removed. The plate rebitten and the faint shading on the sheep and tree in upper right is very light.
Schneiderman (1983) p. 267.
On sheet, in graphite, l.r. Seymour Haden; on sheet, in graphite b.l. to b.r. 4/10/46 1st Pub State H144 56/58
On sheet, in graphite, l.r. Seymour Haden
Verso: oval stamp, brown, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON MASS
Mr. Louis A. Lebowich, Boston; by whom given to MFA, 2/9/1950
Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich