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Sir Francis Seymour Haden

  1818 - 1910
 
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The Loversí Walk, No.II sold

The Loversí Walk, No.II   1864

Original drypoint.

Very good signed proof impression with burr to the drypoint line. This impression may represent a previously undescribed state.

SOLD



Portrait of Sir Seymour Haden

Portrait of Sir Seymour Haden   1881

Original mezzotint.

Original Alphonse Legros mezzotint engraving of Sir Francis Seymour Haden.

Beautiful impression the soft, rich blacks of the mezzotint burr printing dark and strong. A very fine example of this powerful portrait.

£750



Grayling Fishing

Grayling Fishing   1897

Original mezzotint with drypoint.

Beautifully rich early proof impression in Schneidermanís 2nd state, prior to the drypoint borderlines.

£675



Egham

Egham   1859

Original etching with drypoint.

Very good, clear impression with strong contrast, as issued in Francis Seymour Haden's first publication Etudes a l'eau-forte.

£215



Kidwelly Castle

Kidwelly Castle   1859

Original etching with drypoint.

Very fine, clear impression of the completed image, as issued in Francis Seymour Hadenís first publication, …tudes ŗ líeau-forte.

£185



A Brig at Anchor

A Brig at Anchor   1870

Original etching with drypoint.

Very good impression, first issue as published by The Portfolio; prior to the later re-prints.

£165



Calais Pier, after Turner

Calais Pier, after Turner   1874

Etching with drypoint.

The largest of all of Hadenís printed works.

One of only 6 proofs
printed in Schneidermanís 5th state (of 12), before the foul-biting and before the drypoint shading on the distant sail.

£850 + shipping at cost



Kilgaren Castle sold

Kilgaren Castle   1864

Original etching .

Excellent impression in the only known state, as issued in Francis Seymour Hadenís first publication, …tudes ŗ líeau-forte.

SOLD



Windsor sold

Windsor   1878

Original etching.

Excellent, strong impression of this impressive etching. Windsor is one of the largest of Hadenís etched plates and was commissioned by The Fine Art Society, London. This striking impression printed in brown ink is one of only 25 signed proofs printed in Harringtonís first state state of the etching.

SOLD



Railway Encroachment sold

Railway Encroachment   1864

Original etching with drypoint.

Very fine impression, printed with particular clarity, as issued in Francis Seymour Hadenís first publication, …tudes ŗ líeau-forte.

SOLD



Out of Study Window sold

Out of Study Window   1859

Original etching with drypoint.

Particularly strong impression of the freshly completed plate. A very fine printing indeed with bright contrast, as issued by the artist in his famous …tudes ŗ líeau-forte.

SOLD



Near the Grande Chartreuse, after Turner sold

Near the Grande Chartreuse, after Turner   1863

Original etching, drypoint and aquatint.

Superb, early proof impression in Scneidermanís 2nd state (of six). An outstanding example of this rare print with pronounced etched line.

This plate displays Hadenís sole known use of aquatint.

SOLD



Mytton Hall sold

Mytton Hall   1859

Original etching with drypoint.

Excellent signed proof impression of the freshly completed plate, the new drypoint work at the lower right printing strongly.

SOLD



A Brig at Anchor sold

A Brig at Anchor   1870

Original etching with drypoint.

Rare pencil signed proof impression prior to publication in The Portfolio. One of only 25 impressions prepared in this way.

SOLD



Shere Mill Pond, No.II (Large Plate) sold

Shere Mill Pond, No.II (Large Plate)   1860

Original etching with drypoint.

Excellent impression with fine, clear line in the detailed passages. A striking signed proof impression in the 6th state (of nine), as released by Francis Seymour Haden in his …tudes ŗ líeau-forte portfolio.

One of the most renowned of all of Hadenís etched works, the large plate of Shere Mill Pond has always been amongst the artistís most sought after etchings.

SOLD



Fulham sold

Fulham   1859

Original etching with drypoint.

Good, strong impression, prior to the removal of the central foliage and before the alteration of the church tower, as printed by Auguste Del‚tre for publication in A. Cadart's Sociťtť des Aqua-Fortistes in c.1865.

SOLD



The Keep sold

The Keep   1877

Original drypoint.

Very good, strong signed proof impression with burr. Scarce.

SOLD



Newton Manor sold

Newton Manor   1877

Original drypoint.

Previously unrecorded state. An impression taken from the plate immediately after cancellation - this state was unknown to Schneiderman and no other impression has been located.

SOLD



Kensington Gardens, No.1 sold

Kensington Gardens, No.1   1859

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression with excellent tonal range.

SOLD



Battersea Reach sold

Battersea Reach   1863

Original etching with drypoint.

Excellent impression with strong contrast, as issued in Francis Seymour Hadenís first publication, …tudes ŗ líeau-forte.

SOLD



Wareham Bridge sold

Wareham Bridge   1877

Original drypoint.

Excellent, richly printed signed proof impression with considerable drypoint burr.

SOLD



A Lancashire River sold

A Lancashire River   1881

Original etching with drypoint.

Haden regarded this large etching as one of his very finest plates. Excellent impression, printed printed in a warm brown-black ink with delicate plate tone. Apparently a proof printed by Haden just after he had completed the plate, prior to the numbered edition.

SOLD



Dundrum River sold

Dundrum River   1863

Original etching.

Excellent, bright impression in the second state, with particularly clear, strong line. As printed by F. Goulding for publication in Fine Arts Quarterly Review in 1867.

SOLD



Pool Dornie sold

Pool Dornie   1874

Original etching with drypoint.

Outstanding impression of this rare etching, printed in warm brown ink with delicate brown plate tone. All known states of this etching are rare Ė Schneiderman records a total of only 12 impressions currently in existence.

SOLD



Kenarth sold

Kenarth   1864

Original etching .

Excellent impression in the first published state, as issued in Francis Seymour Hadenís …tudes ŗ líeau-forte.

SOLD



Iffley Mill sold

Iffley Mill   1870

Original etching with drypoint.

Excellent impression with strong etched line, printed with pale brown plate tone.

SOLD



Little Calais Pier sold

Little Calais Pier   1865

Original etching with drypoint.

Excellent impression in the first published state, as issued in Hadenís …tudes ŗ líeau-forte.

SOLD



Whistlerís House, Old Chelsea sold

Whistlerís House, Old Chelsea   1863

Original etching with drypoint.

Exceptionally strong signed proof impression in the completed state of the plate, as issued in Francis Seymour Hadenís first publication, …tudes ŗ líeau-forte.

SOLD



Battersea Bridge sold

Battersea Bridge   1868

Original etching with drypoint.

Outstandingly strong impression in Schneidermanís 5th state (of eight), before the plate was cut down.

SOLD



Breaking up of the Agamemnon, No.I sold

Breaking up of the Agamemnon, No.I   1870

Original etching with drypoint.

Outstanding impression with brilliant clarity of line in the 8th state (of eleven).

The single most important subject of Hadenís career, Breaking Breaking up of the Agamemnon, No.I was printed by the foremost plate printer of the day, Frederick Goulding, and was issued by the artist himself through Colnaghiís Ė with immense success.

SOLD

 

The contribution of Sir Francis Seymour Haden to the revival of etching as a creative art form in this country cannot be overstated. His magnificent landscape work introduced many of the Impressionist ideals to British etching, especially through his marvellous ability to use the open areas of white paper as the source of light. Haden broke with the Victorian tradition of heavily worked narrative etchings to produce naturalistic landscapes, often using a minimum of etched line. It was through this radically innovative approach that Haden became established as the leading figure of the British Etching Revival.

A surgeon by profession and a wealthy member of London society, Haden first began etching as a diversion whilst pursuing his favourite pastime of fishing. However, it was to be through etching, especially as founder and President of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, that Haden was to achieve his lasting fame.