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The Two Sheep

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 144, I; Schneiderman (1983) 132, V

Dimensions

Platemark: 11.3 × 15.2 cm (4 7/16 × 6 in.) Sheet: 14.6 × 20 cm (5 3/4 × 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.207

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Inscription

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

Signed

On sheet, in graphite, l.r. Seymour Haden

Markings

Verso: oval stamp, brown, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON MASS

Provenance

Mr. Louis A. Lebowich, Boston; by whom given to MFA, 2/9/1950

Credit Line

Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich