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Sir Francis Seymour Haden

1818 - 1910

Little Calais Pier by Francis Seymour Haden
 

Little Calais Pier   1865

  Original etching with drypoint.
Signed by the artist in the plate.
Ref: Schneiderman 88 iii/v; Harrington 98 i/ii
S 79 x 159 mm; P & I 77 x 158 mm
SOLD
 
Original Francis Seymour Haden etching with drypoint.

Excellent impression in the first published state, as issued in Haden’s Études ŕ l’eau-forte.

This moonlit seascape was sketched directly onto the copper plate while Francis Seymour Haden stood on the deck of a cross-Channel steamer as it approached the French port of Calais at 3 a.m.

On fine laid paper with thread margins, on original sheet section from Études ŕ l’eau-forte, as issued. Mild foxing in the thread margins, otherwise very fine original condition.