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Painter, b. 1818 - d. 1910

Sir Francis Seymour Haden CMG FRCS PPRE (16 September 1818 – 1 June 1910), was an English surgeon, best known as an original etcher who championed original printmaking. He was one of the founders the Society of Painter-Etchers, now the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and was its first president.

Haden was born at 62 Lower Sloane Street, Chelsea, London. His father, Charles Thomas Haden, being a well-known doctor and lover of music. He was educated at Derby School, Christ's Hospital, and University College, London, and also studied at the Sorbonne, Paris, where he took his degree in 1840. He was admitted as a member of the College of Surgeons in London in 1842.

In 1843–44, with his friends Duval, Le Cannes and Colonel Guibout, he travelled to Italy and made his first sketches and six etchings from nature. Haden attended no art school and had no art teachers, but between 1845 and 1848 he studied intently, the portfolios of prints belonging to a second-hand dealer named Love, who had a shop in Bunhill Row, the old Quaker quarter of London. Arranging the prints in chronological order, he studied in particular, the works of the great original engravers, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas van Leyden and Rembrandt.

As mentioned in "Print REbels": Exquisite line, especially drypoint burr, sometimes calligraphic in sensibility, can be seen across Haden's prints, the majority which are landscapes. Added to this is his range and intensity of expression. He expresses the maximum by means of the minimum to achieve the essence of his subject matter: what Haden himself called "the labour of omission".[4] Haden's printmaking was mutually invigorated by his younger brother-in-law, James McNeill Whistler, at the Haden home in Lower Sloane Street in 1855. An etching press was installed there and for a while Haden and Whistler collaborated on a series of etchings of the Thames. However, the relationship and project did not last.

Haden followed the art of original etching with such vigour that he became not only the foremost British exponent of that art from 1865 but brought about its revival in England. His strenuous efforts and perseverance, aided by the secretarial ability of Sir WIlliam R Drake RE, resulted in the foundation of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, styled the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers since 1990. As President Haden ruled the Society for thirty years with a strong hand from its first beginnings in 1880. "As PRE," Frederick Keppel, author and print collector wrote: "Sir Francis Seymour Haden did great work in maintaining sound doctrine in etching. Nothing was admitted that was "commercial" in character, and etchings that were done after paintings by other hands were vigorously ruled out." In fact, as regarding the RE Members, "he ruled them with a rod of iron," However, "membership was eagerly sought for - so much that many famous et hers weren't never elected though they thrived hard to be."

Notwithstanding Haden's study of the old masters of his art, Haden's own plates were very individual.[3] He preferred to work directly onto the plate in front of the subject. Malcolm Salaman Hon RE wrote of Haden drawing from nature; "with that breadth, freedom, and spontaneity of effect, which, while suggesting a sketch, represented a true etcher's drawing". Even when working from a picture by another artist his personality dominates the plate, as for example in the large plate he etched after J.M.W. Turner's Calais Pier, which is a classical example of what interpretative work can do in black and white. Of his original plates, 263 in number[4], one of the most notable was the large Breaking up of the Agamemnon.

An early plate, rare and most beautiful, is Thames Fisherman. Mytton Hall is broad in treatment, and a fine rendering of a shady avenue of yew trees leading to an old manor-house (now a hotel in Lancashire) in September sunlight. Sub Tegmine was etched in Greenwich Park in 1859; and Early Morning--Richmond", full of the poetry and freshness of the hour, was done, according to Haden, actually at sunrise. One of the rarest and most beautiful of his plates is A By-Road in Tipperary; Combe Bottom is another; and Shere Mill Pond (both the small study and the larger plate), The Towing Path, Kilgaren Castle, The Three Sisters, Battersea Reach - Out of Whistler's Window, Penton Hook, Grim Spain and Evening Fishing, Longparish are also notable examples of his work. Sunset in Ireland is Haden's acknowledged pastoral masterpiece.[4] A catalogue of his works was begun by Sir William Drake and completed by Harrington in 1880. During later years also Haden began to practise mezzotint engraving, with a measure of the same success that he had already achieved in pure etching and in drypoint. His mezzotints include An Early Riser, a stag seen through the morning mists, Grayling Fishing and A Salmon Pool on the Spey. He also created paintings and charcoal drawings of trees and park-like country.

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      • Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope
        Jul. 11, 2024

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope

        Est: $50 - $75

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) English surgeon, best known as an original etcher who championed original printmaking. He was one of the founders the Society of Painter-Etchers, now the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and was its first president. Offered here is an envelope addressed in his handwriting but not signed by him. Approx. 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 in. Fine

        East Coast Books
      • Collection of 3 etchings: Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden, Hermann Armour Webster, Duncan Barrett 5 3/8"H x 8 1/2"W (plate) (Haden)
        Jul. 10, 2024

        Collection of 3 etchings: Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden, Hermann Armour Webster, Duncan Barrett 5 3/8"H x 8 1/2"W (plate) (Haden)

        Est: $100 - $200

        Collection of 3 etchings: Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden, Hermann Armour Webster, Duncan Barrett Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden (British, 1818 - 1910), Kew Railway Encroachment, 1864 Hermann Armour Webster (American, 1878 - 1970), La Route de Louviers. Pencil signed, dated, and inscribed. Duncan Barrett (British, 20th century), The Wakefield Tower, Tower of London. Pencil signed lower right.

        Ripley Auctions
      • Francis Seymour Haden (1818 - 1910) "Wareham Bridge"
        Jun. 15, 2024

        Francis Seymour Haden (1818 - 1910) "Wareham Bridge"

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden (1818-1910) Drypoint Etching, titled "Wareham Bridge" (Delteil 159) 1877, signed and annotated 'D159 1st St' in pencil, signed lower right "seymour Haden", piece measures 6 x 9 inches and 14 x 17 inches w/frame. Artist was born in London, his father, Charles Thomas Haden, being a well-known doctor and lover of music. He was educated at Derby School, Christ's Hospital, and University College, London, and also studied at the Sorbonne, Paris, where he took his degree in 1840. He was admitted as a member of the College of Surgeons in London in 1842.In 1843-1844, with his friends Duval, Le Cannes and Colonel Guibout, he travelled in Italy and made his first sketches from nature. Haden attended no art school and had no art teachers, but between 1845 and 1848 he studied portfolios of prints belonging to a second-hand dealer named Love, who had a shop in Bunhill Row, the old Quaker quarter of London. Arranging the prints in chronological order, he studied the works of the great original engravers, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas van Leyden and Rembrandt.

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • Seymour Haden, Francis (1818-1910). "Marshes opposite Erith".
        May. 17, 2024

        Seymour Haden, Francis (1818-1910). "Marshes opposite Erith".

        Est: €100 - €150

        Seymour Haden, Francis (1818-1910). "Marshes opposite Erith". Etching and drypoint, 19,7x31,7 cm., signed "S. Haden", titled and "1865" in the plate, publ. by the Gesellschaft für vervielfältigen Kunst, Vienna (sl. foxed along edges). - AND ±20 others by British artists, Francis SEYMOUR HADEN, William STRANG (3x), Alexander CAMERON, Archibald HARTRICK and Joseph BENWELL CLARK.

        Bubb > Kuyper: Auctioneers of Books, Fine Arts & Manuscripts
      • Seymour Haden, Francis (1818-1910). Lancashire river.
        May. 17, 2024

        Seymour Haden, Francis (1818-1910). Lancashire river.

        Est: €100 - €150

        Seymour Haden, Francis (1818-1910). Lancashire river. Etching, 25,8x40,4 cm., signed "Seymour Haden 1881" in the plate, w. the artist's signature stamp (at the right) and monogram stamp (at the left) below. - Yellowed.

        Bubb > Kuyper: Auctioneers of Books, Fine Arts & Manuscripts
      • Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope
        May. 09, 2024

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope

        Est: $50 - $75

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) English surgeon, best known as an original etcher who championed original printmaking. He was one of the founders the Society of Painter-Etchers, now the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and was its first president. Offered here is an envelope addressed in his handwriting but not signed by him. Approx. 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 in. Fine

        East Coast Books
      • Sir Francis Seymour Haden Wareham Bridge Etching
        Apr. 28, 2024

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden Wareham Bridge Etching

        Est: -

        Late 1800's etching by artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) . The etching is titled "Wareham Bridge" and is signed in pencil in the lower right. Sight measures 8-1/4" across x 7" tall, framed it measures 15" across x 13" tall. Under glass.

        Kraft Auction Service
      • SEYMOUR HADEN ETCHING
        Apr. 12, 2024

        SEYMOUR HADEN ETCHING

        Est: $100 - $150

        Seymour Haden (1818-1910, British) framed and matted etching titled "First State" with Windsor Castle in the background, pencil signed. 15" x 18" ss / 22.5" x 25.5" oa

        Wiederseim Associates, Inc.
      • Sir Francis Seymour Haden, Nine Barrow Down
        Mar. 17, 2024

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden, Nine Barrow Down

        Est: $300 - $500

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), "Nine Barrow Down", 1877 copper plate engraving, 7 1/2" x 10 1/2", framed 13 1/2" x 16". Provenance: Gloucester, Massachusetts collection.

        Kaminski Auctions
      • Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope
        Mar. 14, 2024

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope

        Est: $50 - $75

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) English surgeon, best known as an original etcher who championed original printmaking. He was one of the founders the Society of Painter-Etchers, now the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and was its first president. Offered here is an envelope addressed in his handwriting but not signed by him. Approx. 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 in. Fine

        East Coast Books
      • Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818-1910) "Out Of Study Window" Etching With Drypoint
        Mar. 12, 2024

        Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818-1910) "Out Of Study Window" Etching With Drypoint

        Est: $100 - $1,000

        DESCRIPTION: Etching with drypoint by Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818 - 1910) entitled "Out of Study Window" depicting a landscape. Pencil signed at lower right. Signed in plate at lower right. Entitled in plate at lower left. Typewritten label adhered at reverse of frame. CIRCA: 1859 ORIGIN: English DIMENSIONS: (Plate) H: 4.25" W: 10.25" (Frame) H: 11.75" W: 17.5" CONDITION: Minor discoloration to paper, consistent with age. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

        Akiba Galleries
      • Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) River view
        Feb. 20, 2024

        Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) River view

        Est: €100 - €200

        Etching and drypoint, 15 x x 22.6 cm (plate); 17.9 x 26.8 cm (sheet). Fine impression on thin laid paper. Very good condition.

        Bertolami Fine Art s.r.l.
      • Francis Seymour Haden ((British 1818-1910) etching
        Feb. 10, 2024

        Francis Seymour Haden ((British 1818-1910) etching

        Est: $100 - $200

        Egham Lock (Schneiderman 21 iii) etching and drypoint, 1859, signed in pencil,   6 x 9"

        Rachel Davis Fine Arts
      • THREE WORKS BY ENGLISH PRINTMAKERS Late 19th/Early 20th Century Unframed.
        Jan. 29, 2024

        THREE WORKS BY ENGLISH PRINTMAKERS Late 19th/Early 20th Century Unframed.

        Est: $150 - $250

        THREE WORKS BY ENGLISH PRINTMAKERS Late 19th/Early 20th Century 1) "Twickenham Church" by Francis Seymour Haden, 1865. Etching, 5.25" x 8.5". 2) "The Smith's Yard" by James A.M. Whistler, 1895. Published by The Studio, London. Lithograph, sheet 11.5" x 8.25". 3) "Street in Ambroise" by Sir David Young Cameron, 1903. Etching, 10.5" x 6".

        Eldred's
      • Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope
        Jan. 11, 2024

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope

        Est: $50 - $75

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) English surgeon, best known as an original etcher who championed original printmaking. He was one of the founders the Society of Painter-Etchers, now the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and was its first president. Offered here is an envelope addressed in his handwriting but not signed by him. Approx. 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 in. Fine

        East Coast Books
      • Francis Seymour Haden - Water Meadow
        Dec. 14, 2023

        Francis Seymour Haden - Water Meadow

        Est: €280 - €380

        A WATER MEADOW - 1859. ---The scene is of the Test, flowing near the market town of Romsey, before reaching nearby Southampton Bay. Pencil signed bottom right. Collection marque of E.M.Henn on the backside (Lugt 872.b) Lugt mentions that his stamp was also found on a Whistler litho.

        Old Master Print
      • Francis Seymour Haden - The Towing Path - 1864
        Dec. 14, 2023

        Francis Seymour Haden - The Towing Path - 1864

        Est: €220 - €320

        THE TOWING PATH - 1864 or later. The scene might have been done on the Test at Longparish, known from one of his charcoal drawings. Mr. Haden always thought this one of his best plates but that was not always followed by the amateurs. Maybe it was the sentiment for the lady that colored his appreciation. Signed, dated and titled in the plate. Hand signed in pencil in the bottom left margin. The plate went trough several states emphasizing the creative involvement of the artist in this design. This is state VI-VII on XII. 14,10 by 21,50 cm on plate border. With 2 cm margins

        Old Master Print
      • Sir Francis Seymour Haden THE COMPLEAT ANGLER, 1877
        Dec. 11, 2023

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden THE COMPLEAT ANGLER, 1877

        Est: $200 - $400

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (British, 1818-1910). Original etching and drypoint: The Compleat Angler. Signed and dated in the plate along the lower right margins, Seymour Haden, 1877. Image of a young angler with a rod, wearing a bonnet, seated in profile, looking towards the river. Etching and drypoint printed in black ink with plate tone on cream laid paper with margins as published. Approximate dimensions: plate: 8 inches x 5 1/2 inches, with margins: 12 inches x 8 1/2 inches, w/mat: 15 1/2 inches x 13 inches. Condition: good original pre-owned estate condition. Provenance: Princeton, NJ Estate.

        Kensington Estate Auctions
      • FRANCIS SEYMOUR HADEN (ENGLISH, 1818 - 1910)
        Dec. 10, 2023

        FRANCIS SEYMOUR HADEN (ENGLISH, 1818 - 1910)

        Est: $100 - $200

        "Shere Mill Pond"; c. 1860; Etching; 4.5" x 6.5"; Signed Lower Left (in plate); Framed (under glass).

        James Cox Gallery
      • F. HADEN (1818-1910) Circle, Women waiting on the quay, around 1860, Etching
        Dec. 02, 2023

        F. HADEN (1818-1910) Circle, Women waiting on the quay, around 1860, Etching

        Est: €450 - €600

        Francis Seymour Haden (1818 London - 1910 ) Circle: Women waiting on the quay, c. 1860, Etching Technique: Etching on Paper Stamp: Collector's stamp, Lugt no.: 1166. Jules Gerbeau (1833-1906). Paris. 20th century, 19th century Date: c. 1860 Description: Masterful genre depiction from the circle of the famous graphic artist Francis Seymour Haden, whose style of quickly drawn lines is also shown to its best advantage in this sheet. The rigging of the ships moored in the harbour basin in particular is characterised by the precision of the needlework, which lends regularity and straight lines to the tangle of ropes. In the foreground, a group of labourers' wives can be seen waiting on the quay. Keywords: 19th century, Romanticism, Professions, Germany,

        Fichter Kunsthandel
      • Haden, Sir Francis Seymour: Ô Laborum Dulce Lenimen
        Nov. 29, 2023

        Haden, Sir Francis Seymour: Ô Laborum Dulce Lenimen

        Est: €1,600 - €1,800

        Ô Laborum Dulce Lenimen - Hands Etching. Radierung und Kaltnadel. 13,8 x 21,4 cm. (1865). Harrington 94 II (von III), Schneiderman 84 V (von VII). -- -- "Ô Laborum Dulce Lenimen" - der Mühen süße Linderung ("O Sweet Solace of my Labors"), so betitelte der antike Dichter Horaz in einer seiner Oden liebevoll seine Laute, welche ihm immer wieder aufs Neue süße Zerstreuung spendete (Carmina 1,32,14f.). Der britische Künstler Francis Seymour Haden fand diese wohlige Zerstreuung zwar nicht in den süßen Tönen einer Laute, wohl aber in der schöpferischen Gestaltungskraft, die er in der Kunst des Radierens für sich entdeckte. Ursprünglich zum Arzt und Chirurgen ausgebildet ist Haden heute jedoch vor allem als Radierer und Kunstförderer bekannt, der mit seinem leidenschaftlichen Interesse am Medium der Radierung einen bedeutenden Anteil am sogenannten Etching Revival in England hatte. Zusammen mit anderen Verfechtern der Technik, darunter James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) und Alphonse Legros (1837-1911), betonte er insbesondere die große Freiheit, Lebendigkeit und Spontaneität, die die Technik der Radierung mit sich brachte. Seine Anstrengungen gipfelten 1880 schließlich in der Gründung der Society of Painter-Etchers, welcher Haden über lange Jahre als erster Präsident vorstand. Desweiteren war er Mitglied des Institut de France, der Académie des Beaux-Arts und der Société des Artistes Français und wurde 1894 zum Knight Bachelor geschlagen. Das vorliegende, ungemein reizvolle Blatt mit der reduzierten Darstellung von den Händen und Arbeitsgerätschaften des radierenden Künstlers stellt klar Invention und Entstehungsprozess des finalen Kunstprodukts in seinen Fokus. Es handelt sich um eine von mehreren solcher auf nahansichtige Aufnahmen der Künstlerhände reduzierten Darstellungen, die Haden im Laufe seines Lebens geschaffen hat. Die Radierung erschien erstmals im Jahre 1865 in Hadens erster kunsttheoretischen Abhandlung Etudes a l'eau forte. Es handelt sich um einen Abzug des fünften Druckzustandes vor der weiteren Verstärkung der Schattenpartien und vor der Verkleinerung der Platte. Prachtvoller, kräfiger und toniger Druck mit feinem Rand um die gratig druckende Plattenkante. Vorzüglich erhalten. -- -- - Wir bitten darum, Zustandsberichte zu den Losen zu erfragen, da der Erhaltungszustand nur in Ausnahmefällen im Katalog angegeben ist. -- - Please ask for condition reports for individual lots, as the condition is usually not mentioned in the catalogue.

        Galerie Bassenge
      • Francis Seymour Haden (Br. 1818-1910), Sunset in Ireland, 1868, Etching, framed under glass
        Nov. 18, 2023

        Francis Seymour Haden (Br. 1818-1910), Sunset in Ireland, 1868, Etching, framed under glass

        Est: $300 - $500

        Francis Seymour Haden (Br. 1818-1910) Sunset in Ireland, 1868 Etching, framed under glass Signed in pencil l.r., signed and dated in plate l.l., Kraushaar Galleries label verso 6 3/8" x 8 5/16" sight, 13 3/4" x 15 3/4" framed

        Barridoff Auctions
      • THREE WORKS BY ENGLISH PRINTMAKERS Late 19th/Early 20th Century Each unframed.
        Nov. 03, 2023

        THREE WORKS BY ENGLISH PRINTMAKERS Late 19th/Early 20th Century Each unframed.

        Est: $350 - $450

        THREE WORKS BY ENGLISH PRINTMAKERS Late 19th/Early 20th Century 1) "Twickenham Church", 1865, by Francis Seymour Haden. Etching, 5.25" x 8.5". 2) "The Smith's Yard", 1895, by James A.M. Whistler. Published by The Studio, London. Lithograph, sheet 11.5" x 8.25". 3) "Street in Ambroise", 1903, by Sir David Young Cameron. Etching,10.5" x 6".

        Eldred's
      • Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope
        Nov. 02, 2023

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope

        Est: $50 - $75

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) English surgeon, best known as an original etcher who championed original printmaking. He was one of the founders the Society of Painter-Etchers, now the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and was its first president. Offered here is an envelope addressed in his handwriting but not signed by him. Approx. 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 in. Fine

        East Coast Books
      • FRANCIS SEYMOUR HADEN - KEWSIDE
        Oct. 24, 2023

        FRANCIS SEYMOUR HADEN - KEWSIDE

        Est: $100 - $200

        Lot 139 Francis Seymour Haden English (1818-1910) Kewside etching signed lower right plate: 6 x 5 3/4 inches unframed Provenance: From the Estate of Morley Melden

        Capsule Gallery Auction
      • After HADEN (*1818), Shere Mill Pond, 1860, Reproduction
        Oct. 14, 2023

        After HADEN (*1818), Shere Mill Pond, 1860, Reproduction

        Est: €75 - €125

        After Francis Seymour Haden (1818 London - 1910 ): Shere Mill Pond View over a pond overgrown with reeds and bushes, 1860, Reproduction Technique: Reproduction on Paper Stamp: Verso Collector's stamp, Unknown/not identified. Mark: "GES". 20th century Inscription: Signed and dated in the lower right corner of the print "Seymour Haden, 1860". Inscribed "Photogravure Co. N.Y." below, signed "Seymour Haden" to the right, inscribed in the centre below. Date: 1860 Description: 1860, reproduction of a drypoint from the 20th century. Keywords: 19th century, Romanticism, Landscape, United Kingdom,

        Fichter Kunsthandel
      • Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope
        Oct. 12, 2023

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope

        Est: $50 - $75

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) English surgeon, best known as an original etcher who championed original printmaking. He was one of the founders the Society of Painter-Etchers, now the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and was its first president. Offered here is an envelope addressed in his handwriting but not signed by him. Approx. 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 in. Fine

        East Coast Books
      • SIR FRANCIS SEYMOUR HADEN (England, 1818-1910), Riverscape with sheep., Etching, 5.75” x 8.75” to the plate lines. Framed 17” x 21”.
        Oct. 04, 2023

        SIR FRANCIS SEYMOUR HADEN (England, 1818-1910), Riverscape with sheep., Etching, 5.75” x 8.75” to the plate lines. Framed 17” x 21”.

        Est: $100 - $200

        SIR FRANCIS SEYMOUR HADEN England, 1818-1910 Riverscape with sheep.

        Eldred's
      • Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope
        Sep. 07, 2023

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope

        Est: $50 - $75

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) English surgeon, best known as an original etcher who championed original printmaking. He was one of the founders the Society of Painter-Etchers, now the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and was its first president. Offered here is an envelope addressed in his handwriting but not signed by him. Approx. 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 in. Fine

        East Coast Books
      • Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden, United Kingdom, England, Ireland (1818 - 1910), Wareham Bridge, 1877 / Challow Farm, 1877, etching, 5 7/8"H x 8 3/4"W (Challow Farm plate), 12 5/8"H x 15 3/4"W (frame)
        Aug. 31, 2023

        Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden, United Kingdom, England, Ireland (1818 - 1910), Wareham Bridge, 1877 / Challow Farm, 1877, etching, 5 7/8"H x 8 3/4"W (Challow Farm plate), 12 5/8"H x 15 3/4"W (frame)

        Est: $200 - $400

        Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden United Kingdom, England, Ireland, (1818 - 1910) Wareham Bridge, 1877 / Challow Farm, 1877 etching Both prints are signed in the plate; "Challow Farm" is also signed in pencil lower right. Biography from the Archives of askART: Sir Francis Seymour Haden (16 September 1818 - 1 June 1910), was an English surgeon, best known as an etcher. He was born in London, his father, Charles Thomas Haden, being a well-known doctor and lover of music. He was educated at Derby School, Christ's Hospital, and University College, London, and also studied at the Sorbonne, Paris, where he took his degree in 1840. He was admitted as a member of the College of Surgeons in London in 1842. In 1843-1844, with his friends Duval, Le Cannes and Colonel Guibout, he travelled in Italy and made his first sketches from nature. Haden attended no art school and had no art teachers, but between 1845 and 1848 he studied portfolios of prints belonging to a second-hand dealer named Love, who had a shop in Bunhill Row, the old Quaker quarter of London. Arranging the prints in chronological order, he studied the works of the great original engravers, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas van Leyden and Rembrandt. These studies, besides influencing his original work, led to his important monograph on the etched work of Rembrandt. By lecture and book, and with the aid of the memorable exhibition at the Burlington Fine Arts Club in 1877, he tried to give a true reflection of Rembrandt's work, giving a nobler idea of the master's mind by taking away from the list of his works many dull and unseemly plates that had long been included in the lists. His reasons were founded upon the results of a study of the master's works in chronological order, and are clearly expressed in his monograph, The Etched Work of Rembrandt critically reconsidered, privately printed in 1877, and in The Etched Work of Rembrandt True and False (1895). Haden's printmaking was invigorated by his much younger brother-in-law, James Whistler, at the Haden home in Sloane Street in 1855. A press was installed there and for a while Haden and Whistler collaborated on a series of etchings of the Thames. The relationship and project did not last. Haden followed the art of original etching with such vigour that he became not only the foremost British exponent of that art but brought about its revival in England. His strenuous efforts and perseverance, aided by the secretarial ability of Sir WR Drake, resulted in the foundation of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers. As president he ruled the society with a strong hand from its first beginnings in 1880. Notwithstanding his study of the old masters of his art, Haden's own plates were very individual, and are particularly noticeable for a fine original treatment of landscape subjects, free and open in line, clear and well divided in mass, and full of a noble and dignified style of his own. Even when working from a picture his personality dominates the plate, as for example in the large plate he etched after J.M.W. Turner's "Calais Pier," which is a classical example of what interpretative work can do in black and white. Of his original plates, more than 250 in number, one of the most notable was the large "Breaking up of the Agamemnon." An early plate, rare and most beautiful, is "Thames Fisherman". "Mytton Hall" is broad in treatment, and a fine rendering of a shady avenue of yew trees leading to an old manor-house in sunlight. "Sub Tegmine" was etched in Greenwich Park in 1859; and "Early Morning--Richmond", full of the poetry and freshness of the hour, was done, according to Haden, actually at sunrise. One of the rarest and most beautiful of his plates is "A By-Road in Tipperary"; "Combe Bottom" is another; and "Shere Mill Pond" (both the small study and the larger plate), "Sunset in Ireland," "Penton Hook," "Grim Spain" and "Evening Fishing, Longparish," are also notable examples of his genius. A catalogue of his works was begun by Sir William Drake and completed by Harrington in 1880. During later years Haden began to practise the sister art of mezzotint engraving, with a measure of the same success that he had already achieved in pure etching and in dry-point. Some of his mezzotints are: "An Early Riser," a stag seen through the morning mists, "Grayling Fishing" and "A Salmon Pool on the Spey." He also produced some remarkable drawings of trees and park-like country in charcoal. Other books by Haden not already mentioned are: • Etudes a l'eau forte (Paris, 1865) • About Etching (London, 1878-1879) • The Art of the Painter-Etcher (London, 1890) • The Relative Claims of Etching and Engraving to rank as Fine Arts and to be represented in the Royal Academy (London, 1883) • Address to Students of Winchester School of Art (Winchester, 1888) • Cremation: a Pamphlet (London, 1875) • The Disposal of the Dead, a Plea for Legislation (London, 1888). As the last two indicate, he was an ardent champion of a system of "earth to earth" burial. Among numerous distinctions he received the Grand Prix, Paris, in 1889 and 1900, and was made a member of the Institut de France, Académie des Beaux-Arts and Société des Artistes Français. He was knighted in 1894. He married in 1847 a sister of the artist James McNeill Whistler; and his elder son, Francis Seymour Haden (b. 1850), had a distinguished career as a member of the government in Natal Colony from 1881 to 1893, being made a C.M.G. in 1890.

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      • Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden, United Kingdom, England, Ireland (1818 - 1910), Shere Mill Pond, 1860 / A Water Meadow, 1850, etching, 7"H x 13 1/4"W (Shere Mill Pond plate), 15"H x 20 5/8"W (frame)
        Aug. 31, 2023

        Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden, United Kingdom, England, Ireland (1818 - 1910), Shere Mill Pond, 1860 / A Water Meadow, 1850, etching, 7"H x 13 1/4"W (Shere Mill Pond plate), 15"H x 20 5/8"W (frame)

        Est: $250 - $350

        Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden United Kingdom, England, Ireland, (1818 - 1910) Shere Mill Pond, 1860 / A Water Meadow, 1850 etching Shere Mill Pond signed and dated in the plate, signed in pencil lower right. Biography from the Archives of askART: Sir Francis Seymour Haden (16 September 1818 - 1 June 1910), was an English surgeon, best known as an etcher. He was born in London, his father, Charles Thomas Haden, being a well-known doctor and lover of music. He was educated at Derby School, Christ's Hospital, and University College, London, and also studied at the Sorbonne, Paris, where he took his degree in 1840. He was admitted as a member of the College of Surgeons in London in 1842. In 1843-1844, with his friends Duval, Le Cannes and Colonel Guibout, he travelled in Italy and made his first sketches from nature. Haden attended no art school and had no art teachers, but between 1845 and 1848 he studied portfolios of prints belonging to a second-hand dealer named Love, who had a shop in Bunhill Row, the old Quaker quarter of London. Arranging the prints in chronological order, he studied the works of the great original engravers, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas van Leyden and Rembrandt. These studies, besides influencing his original work, led to his important monograph on the etched work of Rembrandt. By lecture and book, and with the aid of the memorable exhibition at the Burlington Fine Arts Club in 1877, he tried to give a true reflection of Rembrandt's work, giving a nobler idea of the master's mind by taking away from the list of his works many dull and unseemly plates that had long been included in the lists. His reasons were founded upon the results of a study of the master's works in chronological order, and are clearly expressed in his monograph, The Etched Work of Rembrandt critically reconsidered, privately printed in 1877, and in The Etched Work of Rembrandt True and False (1895). Haden's printmaking was invigorated by his much younger brother-in-law, James Whistler, at the Haden home in Sloane Street in 1855. A press was installed there and for a while Haden and Whistler collaborated on a series of etchings of the Thames. The relationship and project did not last. Haden followed the art of original etching with such vigour that he became not only the foremost British exponent of that art but brought about its revival in England. His strenuous efforts and perseverance, aided by the secretarial ability of Sir WR Drake, resulted in the foundation of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers. As president he ruled the society with a strong hand from its first beginnings in 1880. Notwithstanding his study of the old masters of his art, Haden's own plates were very individual, and are particularly noticeable for a fine original treatment of landscape subjects, free and open in line, clear and well divided in mass, and full of a noble and dignified style of his own. Even when working from a picture his personality dominates the plate, as for example in the large plate he etched after J.M.W. Turner's "Calais Pier," which is a classical example of what interpretative work can do in black and white. Of his original plates, more than 250 in number, one of the most notable was the large "Breaking up of the Agamemnon." An early plate, rare and most beautiful, is "Thames Fisherman". "Mytton Hall" is broad in treatment, and a fine rendering of a shady avenue of yew trees leading to an old manor-house in sunlight. "Sub Tegmine" was etched in Greenwich Park in 1859; and "Early Morning--Richmond", full of the poetry and freshness of the hour, was done, according to Haden, actually at sunrise. One of the rarest and most beautiful of his plates is "A By-Road in Tipperary"; "Combe Bottom" is another; and "Shere Mill Pond" (both the small study and the larger plate), "Sunset in Ireland," "Penton Hook," "Grim Spain" and "Evening Fishing, Longparish," are also notable examples of his genius. A catalogue of his works was begun by Sir William Drake and completed by Harrington in 1880. During later years Haden began to practise the sister art of mezzotint engraving, with a measure of the same success that he had already achieved in pure etching and in dry-point. Some of his mezzotints are: "An Early Riser," a stag seen through the morning mists, "Grayling Fishing" and "A Salmon Pool on the Spey." He also produced some remarkable drawings of trees and park-like country in charcoal. Other books by Haden not already mentioned are: • Etudes a l'eau forte (Paris, 1865) • About Etching (London, 1878-1879) • The Art of the Painter-Etcher (London, 1890) • The Relative Claims of Etching and Engraving to rank as Fine Arts and to be represented in the Royal Academy (London, 1883) • Address to Students of Winchester School of Art (Winchester, 1888) • Cremation: a Pamphlet (London, 1875) • The Disposal of the Dead, a Plea for Legislation (London, 1888). As the last two indicate, he was an ardent champion of a system of "earth to earth" burial. Among numerous distinctions he received the Grand Prix, Paris, in 1889 and 1900, and was made a member of the Institut de France, Académie des Beaux-Arts and Société des Artistes Français. He was knighted in 1894. He married in 1847 a sister of the artist James McNeill Whistler; and his elder son, Francis Seymour Haden (b. 1850), had a distinguished career as a member of the government in Natal Colony from 1881 to 1893, being made a C.M.G. in 1890.

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      • Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden, United Kingdom, England, Ireland (1818 - 1910), Sunset on the Thames, 1865 / Engham Lock, 1859, dry point etching, 5 3/4"H x 8 7/8"W (Engham Lock plate), 13 7/8"H x 16 5/8"W (frame)
        Aug. 31, 2023

        Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden, United Kingdom, England, Ireland (1818 - 1910), Sunset on the Thames, 1865 / Engham Lock, 1859, dry point etching, 5 3/4"H x 8 7/8"W (Engham Lock plate), 13 7/8"H x 16 5/8"W (frame)

        Est: $250 - $350

        Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden United Kingdom, England, Ireland, (1818 - 1910) Sunset on the Thames, 1865 / Engham Lock, 1859 dry point etching Sunset on the Thames signed in the plate and in pencil lower right. Engham Lock signed in pencil lower right. Biography from the Archives of askART: Sir Francis Seymour Haden (16 September 1818 - 1 June 1910), was an English surgeon, best known as an etcher. He was born in London, his father, Charles Thomas Haden, being a well-known doctor and lover of music. He was educated at Derby School, Christ's Hospital, and University College, London, and also studied at the Sorbonne, Paris, where he took his degree in 1840. He was admitted as a member of the College of Surgeons in London in 1842. In 1843-1844, with his friends Duval, Le Cannes and Colonel Guibout, he travelled in Italy and made his first sketches from nature. Haden attended no art school and had no art teachers, but between 1845 and 1848 he studied portfolios of prints belonging to a second-hand dealer named Love, who had a shop in Bunhill Row, the old Quaker quarter of London. Arranging the prints in chronological order, he studied the works of the great original engravers, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas van Leyden and Rembrandt. These studies, besides influencing his original work, led to his important monograph on the etched work of Rembrandt. By lecture and book, and with the aid of the memorable exhibition at the Burlington Fine Arts Club in 1877, he tried to give a true reflection of Rembrandt's work, giving a nobler idea of the master's mind by taking away from the list of his works many dull and unseemly plates that had long been included in the lists. His reasons were founded upon the results of a study of the master's works in chronological order, and are clearly expressed in his monograph, The Etched Work of Rembrandt critically reconsidered, privately printed in 1877, and in The Etched Work of Rembrandt True and False (1895). Haden's printmaking was invigorated by his much younger brother-in-law, James Whistler, at the Haden home in Sloane Street in 1855. A press was installed there and for a while Haden and Whistler collaborated on a series of etchings of the Thames. The relationship and project did not last. Haden followed the art of original etching with such vigour that he became not only the foremost British exponent of that art but brought about its revival in England. His strenuous efforts and perseverance, aided by the secretarial ability of Sir WR Drake, resulted in the foundation of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers. As president he ruled the society with a strong hand from its first beginnings in 1880. Notwithstanding his study of the old masters of his art, Haden's own plates were very individual, and are particularly noticeable for a fine original treatment of landscape subjects, free and open in line, clear and well divided in mass, and full of a noble and dignified style of his own. Even when working from a picture his personality dominates the plate, as for example in the large plate he etched after J.M.W. Turner's "Calais Pier," which is a classical example of what interpretative work can do in black and white. Of his original plates, more than 250 in number, one of the most notable was the large "Breaking up of the Agamemnon." An early plate, rare and most beautiful, is "Thames Fisherman". "Mytton Hall" is broad in treatment, and a fine rendering of a shady avenue of yew trees leading to an old manor-house in sunlight. "Sub Tegmine" was etched in Greenwich Park in 1859; and "Early Morning--Richmond", full of the poetry and freshness of the hour, was done, according to Haden, actually at sunrise. One of the rarest and most beautiful of his plates is "A By-Road in Tipperary"; "Combe Bottom" is another; and "Shere Mill Pond" (both the small study and the larger plate), "Sunset in Ireland," "Penton Hook," "Grim Spain" and "Evening Fishing, Longparish," are also notable examples of his genius. A catalogue of his works was begun by Sir William Drake and completed by Harrington in 1880. During later years Haden began to practise the sister art of mezzotint engraving, with a measure of the same success that he had already achieved in pure etching and in dry-point. Some of his mezzotints are: "An Early Riser," a stag seen through the morning mists, "Grayling Fishing" and "A Salmon Pool on the Spey." He also produced some remarkable drawings of trees and park-like country in charcoal. Other books by Haden not already mentioned are: • Etudes a l'eau forte (Paris, 1865) • About Etching (London, 1878-1879) • The Art of the Painter-Etcher (London, 1890) • The Relative Claims of Etching and Engraving to rank as Fine Arts and to be represented in the Royal Academy (London, 1883) • Address to Students of Winchester School of Art (Winchester, 1888) • Cremation: a Pamphlet (London, 1875) • The Disposal of the Dead, a Plea for Legislation (London, 1888). As the last two indicate, he was an ardent champion of a system of "earth to earth" burial. Among numerous distinctions he received the Grand Prix, Paris, in 1889 and 1900, and was made a member of the Institut de France, Académie des Beaux-Arts and Société des Artistes Français. He was knighted in 1894. He married in 1847 a sister of the artist James McNeill Whistler; and his elder son, Francis Seymour Haden (b. 1850), had a distinguished career as a member of the government in Natal Colony from 1881 to 1893, being made a C.M.G. in 1890.

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      • Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden, United Kingdom, England, Ireland (1818 - 1910), A Lancashire River, etching with drypoint, 10 7/8"H x 15 7/8"W (plate), 19 1/2"H x 23 7/8"W (frame)
        Aug. 31, 2023

        Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden, United Kingdom, England, Ireland (1818 - 1910), A Lancashire River, etching with drypoint, 10 7/8"H x 15 7/8"W (plate), 19 1/2"H x 23 7/8"W (frame)

        Est: $100 - $200

        Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden United Kingdom, England, Ireland, (1818 - 1910) A Lancashire River etching with drypoint Signed in the plate lower right and in pencil lower left. Biography from the Archives of askART: Sir Francis Seymour Haden (16 September 1818 - 1 June 1910), was an English surgeon, best known as an etcher. He was born in London, his father, Charles Thomas Haden, being a well-known doctor and lover of music. He was educated at Derby School, Christ's Hospital, and University College, London, and also studied at the Sorbonne, Paris, where he took his degree in 1840. He was admitted as a member of the College of Surgeons in London in 1842. In 1843-1844, with his friends Duval, Le Cannes and Colonel Guibout, he travelled in Italy and made his first sketches from nature. Haden attended no art school and had no art teachers, but between 1845 and 1848 he studied portfolios of prints belonging to a second-hand dealer named Love, who had a shop in Bunhill Row, the old Quaker quarter of London. Arranging the prints in chronological order, he studied the works of the great original engravers, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas van Leyden and Rembrandt. These studies, besides influencing his original work, led to his important monograph on the etched work of Rembrandt. By lecture and book, and with the aid of the memorable exhibition at the Burlington Fine Arts Club in 1877, he tried to give a true reflection of Rembrandt's work, giving a nobler idea of the master's mind by taking away from the list of his works many dull and unseemly plates that had long been included in the lists. His reasons were founded upon the results of a study of the master's works in chronological order, and are clearly expressed in his monograph, The Etched Work of Rembrandt critically reconsidered, privately printed in 1877, and in The Etched Work of Rembrandt True and False (1895). Haden's printmaking was invigorated by his much younger brother-in-law, James Whistler, at the Haden home in Sloane Street in 1855. A press was installed there and for a while Haden and Whistler collaborated on a series of etchings of the Thames. The relationship and project did not last. Haden followed the art of original etching with such vigour that he became not only the foremost British exponent of that art but brought about its revival in England. His strenuous efforts and perseverance, aided by the secretarial ability of Sir WR Drake, resulted in the foundation of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers. As president he ruled the society with a strong hand from its first beginnings in 1880. Notwithstanding his study of the old masters of his art, Haden's own plates were very individual, and are particularly noticeable for a fine original treatment of landscape subjects, free and open in line, clear and well divided in mass, and full of a noble and dignified style of his own. Even when working from a picture his personality dominates the plate, as for example in the large plate he etched after J.M.W. Turner's "Calais Pier," which is a classical example of what interpretative work can do in black and white. Of his original plates, more than 250 in number, one of the most notable was the large "Breaking up of the Agamemnon." An early plate, rare and most beautiful, is "Thames Fisherman". "Mytton Hall" is broad in treatment, and a fine rendering of a shady avenue of yew trees leading to an old manor-house in sunlight. "Sub Tegmine" was etched in Greenwich Park in 1859; and "Early Morning--Richmond", full of the poetry and freshness of the hour, was done, according to Haden, actually at sunrise. One of the rarest and most beautiful of his plates is "A By-Road in Tipperary"; "Combe Bottom" is another; and "Shere Mill Pond" (both the small study and the larger plate), "Sunset in Ireland," "Penton Hook," "Grim Spain" and "Evening Fishing, Longparish," are also notable examples of his genius. A catalogue of his works was begun by Sir William Drake and completed by Harrington in 1880. During later years Haden began to practise the sister art of mezzotint engraving, with a measure of the same success that he had already achieved in pure etching and in dry-point. Some of his mezzotints are: "An Early Riser," a stag seen through the morning mists, "Grayling Fishing" and "A Salmon Pool on the Spey." He also produced some remarkable drawings of trees and park-like country in charcoal. Other books by Haden not already mentioned are: • Etudes a l'eau forte (Paris, 1865) • About Etching (London, 1878-1879) • The Art of the Painter-Etcher (London, 1890) • The Relative Claims of Etching and Engraving to rank as Fine Arts and to be represented in the Royal Academy (London, 1883) • Address to Students of Winchester School of Art (Winchester, 1888) • Cremation: a Pamphlet (London, 1875) • The Disposal of the Dead, a Plea for Legislation (London, 1888). As the last two indicate, he was an ardent champion of a system of "earth to earth" burial. Among numerous distinctions he received the Grand Prix, Paris, in 1889 and 1900, and was made a member of the Institut de France, Académie des Beaux-Arts and Société des Artistes Français. He was knighted in 1894. He married in 1847 a sister of the artist James McNeill Whistler; and his elder son, Francis Seymour Haden (b. 1850), had a distinguished career as a member of the government in Natal Colony from 1881 to 1893, being made a C.M.G. in 1890.

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      • Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden, British (1818 - 1910), On The Test; landscape ca.1858, drypoint etching, 5 7/8"H x 8 7/8"W, 16 3/4"H x 20 1/2"W (frame)
        Aug. 31, 2023

        Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden, British (1818 - 1910), On The Test; landscape ca.1858, drypoint etching, 5 7/8"H x 8 7/8"W, 16 3/4"H x 20 1/2"W (frame)

        Est: $200 - $300

        Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden British, (1818 - 1910) On The Test; landscape ca.1858 drypoint etching Signed in the plate and pencil signed lower right. Biography from the Archives of askART: Sir Francis Seymour Haden (16 September 1818 - 1 June 1910), was an English surgeon, best known as an etcher. He was born in London, his father, Charles Thomas Haden, being a well-known doctor and lover of music. He was educated at Derby School, Christ's Hospital, and University College, London, and also studied at the Sorbonne, Paris, where he took his degree in 1840. He was admitted as a member of the College of Surgeons in London in 1842. In 1843-1844, with his friends Duval, Le Cannes and Colonel Guibout, he travelled in Italy and made his first sketches from nature. Haden attended no art school and had no art teachers, but between 1845 and 1848 he studied portfolios of prints belonging to a second-hand dealer named Love, who had a shop in Bunhill Row, the old Quaker quarter of London. Arranging the prints in chronological order, he studied the works of the great original engravers, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas van Leyden and Rembrandt. These studies, besides influencing his original work, led to his important monograph on the etched work of Rembrandt. By lecture and book, and with the aid of the memorable exhibition at the Burlington Fine Arts Club in 1877, he tried to give a true reflection of Rembrandt's work, giving a nobler idea of the master's mind by taking away from the list of his works many dull and unseemly plates that had long been included in the lists. His reasons were founded upon the results of a study of the master's works in chronological order, and are clearly expressed in his monograph, The Etched Work of Rembrandt critically reconsidered, privately printed in 1877, and in The Etched Work of Rembrandt True and False (1895). Haden's printmaking was invigorated by his much younger brother-in-law, James Whistler, at the Haden home in Sloane Street in 1855. A press was installed there and for a while Haden and Whistler collaborated on a series of etchings of the Thames. The relationship and project did not last. Haden followed the art of original etching with such vigour that he became not only the foremost British exponent of that art but brought about its revival in England. His strenuous efforts and perseverance, aided by the secretarial ability of Sir WR Drake, resulted in the foundation of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers. As president he ruled the society with a strong hand from its first beginnings in 1880. Notwithstanding his study of the old masters of his art, Haden's own plates were very individual, and are particularly noticeable for a fine original treatment of landscape subjects, free and open in line, clear and well divided in mass, and full of a noble and dignified style of his own. Even when working from a picture his personality dominates the plate, as for example in the large plate he etched after J.M.W. Turner's "Calais Pier," which is a classical example of what interpretative work can do in black and white. Of his original plates, more than 250 in number, one of the most notable was the large "Breaking up of the Agamemnon." An early plate, rare and most beautiful, is "Thames Fisherman". "Mytton Hall" is broad in treatment, and a fine rendering of a shady avenue of yew trees leading to an old manor-house in sunlight. "Sub Tegmine" was etched in Greenwich Park in 1859; and "Early Morning--Richmond", full of the poetry and freshness of the hour, was done, according to Haden, actually at sunrise. One of the rarest and most beautiful of his plates is "A By-Road in Tipperary"; "Combe Bottom" is another; and "Shere Mill Pond" (both the small study and the larger plate), "Sunset in Ireland," "Penton Hook," "Grim Spain" and "Evening Fishing, Longparish," are also notable examples of his genius. A catalogue of his works was begun by Sir William Drake and completed by Harrington in 1880. During later years Haden began to practise the sister art of mezzotint engraving, with a measure of the same success that he had already achieved in pure etching and in dry-point. Some of his mezzotints are: "An Early Riser," a stag seen through the morning mists, "Grayling Fishing" and "A Salmon Pool on the Spey." He also produced some remarkable drawings of trees and park-like country in charcoal. Other books by Haden not already mentioned are: • Etudes a l'eau forte (Paris, 1865) • About Etching (London, 1878-1879) • The Art of the Painter-Etcher (London, 1890) • The Relative Claims of Etching and Engraving to rank as Fine Arts and to be represented in the Royal Academy (London, 1883) • Address to Students of Winchester School of Art (Winchester, 1888) • Cremation: a Pamphlet (London, 1875) • The Disposal of the Dead, a Plea for Legislation (London, 1888). As the last two indicate, he was an ardent champion of a system of "earth to earth" burial. Among numerous distinctions he received the Grand Prix, Paris, in 1889 and 1900, and was made a member of the Institut de France, Académie des Beaux-Arts and Société des Artistes Français. He was knighted in 1894. He married in 1847 a sister of the artist James McNeill Whistler; and his elder son, Francis Seymour Haden (b. 1850), had a distinguished career as a member of the government in Natal Colony from 1881 to 1893, being made a C.M.G. in 1890.

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      • Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden, United Kingdom, England, Ireland (1818 - 1910), Battersea Reach (Old Chelsea out of Whistler's window), etching, 5 3/4"H x 8 3/4"W (plate), 13 1/4"H x 16 1/4"W (frame)
        Aug. 31, 2023

        Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden, United Kingdom, England, Ireland (1818 - 1910), Battersea Reach (Old Chelsea out of Whistler's window), etching, 5 3/4"H x 8 3/4"W (plate), 13 1/4"H x 16 1/4"W (frame)

        Est: $200 - $300

        Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden United Kingdom, England, Ireland, (1818 - 1910) Battersea Reach (Old Chelsea out of Whistler's window) etching Titled and signed upper left in the plate. Biography from the Archives of askART: Sir Francis Seymour Haden (16 September 1818 - 1 June 1910), was an English surgeon, best known as an etcher. He was born in London, his father, Charles Thomas Haden, being a well-known doctor and lover of music. He was educated at Derby School, Christ's Hospital, and University College, London, and also studied at the Sorbonne, Paris, where he took his degree in 1840. He was admitted as a member of the College of Surgeons in London in 1842. In 1843-1844, with his friends Duval, Le Cannes and Colonel Guibout, he travelled in Italy and made his first sketches from nature. Haden attended no art school and had no art teachers, but between 1845 and 1848 he studied portfolios of prints belonging to a second-hand dealer named Love, who had a shop in Bunhill Row, the old Quaker quarter of London. Arranging the prints in chronological order, he studied the works of the great original engravers, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas van Leyden and Rembrandt. These studies, besides influencing his original work, led to his important monograph on the etched work of Rembrandt. By lecture and book, and with the aid of the memorable exhibition at the Burlington Fine Arts Club in 1877, he tried to give a true reflection of Rembrandt's work, giving a nobler idea of the master's mind by taking away from the list of his works many dull and unseemly plates that had long been included in the lists. His reasons were founded upon the results of a study of the master's works in chronological order, and are clearly expressed in his monograph, The Etched Work of Rembrandt critically reconsidered, privately printed in 1877, and in The Etched Work of Rembrandt True and False (1895). Haden's printmaking was invigorated by his much younger brother-in-law, James Whistler, at the Haden home in Sloane Street in 1855. A press was installed there and for a while Haden and Whistler collaborated on a series of etchings of the Thames. The relationship and project did not last. Haden followed the art of original etching with such vigour that he became not only the foremost British exponent of that art but brought about its revival in England. His strenuous efforts and perseverance, aided by the secretarial ability of Sir WR Drake, resulted in the foundation of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers. As president he ruled the society with a strong hand from its first beginnings in 1880. Notwithstanding his study of the old masters of his art, Haden's own plates were very individual, and are particularly noticeable for a fine original treatment of landscape subjects, free and open in line, clear and well divided in mass, and full of a noble and dignified style of his own. Even when working from a picture his personality dominates the plate, as for example in the large plate he etched after J.M.W. Turner's "Calais Pier," which is a classical example of what interpretative work can do in black and white. Of his original plates, more than 250 in number, one of the most notable was the large "Breaking up of the Agamemnon." An early plate, rare and most beautiful, is "Thames Fisherman". "Mytton Hall" is broad in treatment, and a fine rendering of a shady avenue of yew trees leading to an old manor-house in sunlight. "Sub Tegmine" was etched in Greenwich Park in 1859; and "Early Morning--Richmond", full of the poetry and freshness of the hour, was done, according to Haden, actually at sunrise. One of the rarest and most beautiful of his plates is "A By-Road in Tipperary"; "Combe Bottom" is another; and "Shere Mill Pond" (both the small study and the larger plate), "Sunset in Ireland," "Penton Hook," "Grim Spain" and "Evening Fishing, Longparish," are also notable examples of his genius. A catalogue of his works was begun by Sir William Drake and completed by Harrington in 1880. During later years Haden began to practise the sister art of mezzotint engraving, with a measure of the same success that he had already achieved in pure etching and in dry-point. Some of his mezzotints are: "An Early Riser," a stag seen through the morning mists, "Grayling Fishing" and "A Salmon Pool on the Spey." He also produced some remarkable drawings of trees and park-like country in charcoal. Other books by Haden not already mentioned are: • Etudes a l'eau forte (Paris, 1865) • About Etching (London, 1878-1879) • The Art of the Painter-Etcher (London, 1890) • The Relative Claims of Etching and Engraving to rank as Fine Arts and to be represented in the Royal Academy (London, 1883) • Address to Students of Winchester School of Art (Winchester, 1888) • Cremation: a Pamphlet (London, 1875) • The Disposal of the Dead, a Plea for Legislation (London, 1888). As the last two indicate, he was an ardent champion of a system of "earth to earth" burial. Among numerous distinctions he received the Grand Prix, Paris, in 1889 and 1900, and was made a member of the Institut de France, Académie des Beaux-Arts and Société des Artistes Français. He was knighted in 1894. He married in 1847 a sister of the artist James McNeill Whistler; and his elder son, Francis Seymour Haden (b. 1850), had a distinguished career as a member of the government in Natal Colony from 1881 to 1893, being made a C.M.G. in 1890.

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      • Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden, United Kingdom, England, Ireland (1818 - 1910), The Towing Path, etching, 5 3/8"H x 8 3/8"W (plate), 13 1/8"H x 15 5/8"W (frame)
        Aug. 31, 2023

        Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden, United Kingdom, England, Ireland (1818 - 1910), The Towing Path, etching, 5 3/8"H x 8 3/8"W (plate), 13 1/8"H x 15 5/8"W (frame)

        Est: $200 - $300

        Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden United Kingdom, England, Ireland, (1818 - 1910) The Towing Path etching Titled and hand signed lower right. Biography from the Archives of askART: Sir Francis Seymour Haden (16 September 1818 - 1 June 1910), was an English surgeon, best known as an etcher. He was born in London, his father, Charles Thomas Haden, being a well-known doctor and lover of music. He was educated at Derby School, Christ's Hospital, and University College, London, and also studied at the Sorbonne, Paris, where he took his degree in 1840. He was admitted as a member of the College of Surgeons in London in 1842. In 1843-1844, with his friends Duval, Le Cannes and Colonel Guibout, he travelled in Italy and made his first sketches from nature. Haden attended no art school and had no art teachers, but between 1845 and 1848 he studied portfolios of prints belonging to a second-hand dealer named Love, who had a shop in Bunhill Row, the old Quaker quarter of London. Arranging the prints in chronological order, he studied the works of the great original engravers, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas van Leyden and Rembrandt. These studies, besides influencing his original work, led to his important monograph on the etched work of Rembrandt. By lecture and book, and with the aid of the memorable exhibition at the Burlington Fine Arts Club in 1877, he tried to give a true reflection of Rembrandt's work, giving a nobler idea of the master's mind by taking away from the list of his works many dull and unseemly plates that had long been included in the lists. His reasons were founded upon the results of a study of the master's works in chronological order, and are clearly expressed in his monograph, The Etched Work of Rembrandt critically reconsidered, privately printed in 1877, and in The Etched Work of Rembrandt True and False (1895). Haden's printmaking was invigorated by his much younger brother-in-law, James Whistler, at the Haden home in Sloane Street in 1855. A press was installed there and for a while Haden and Whistler collaborated on a series of etchings of the Thames. The relationship and project did not last. Haden followed the art of original etching with such vigour that he became not only the foremost British exponent of that art but brought about its revival in England. His strenuous efforts and perseverance, aided by the secretarial ability of Sir WR Drake, resulted in the foundation of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers. As president he ruled the society with a strong hand from its first beginnings in 1880. Notwithstanding his study of the old masters of his art, Haden's own plates were very individual, and are particularly noticeable for a fine original treatment of landscape subjects, free and open in line, clear and well divided in mass, and full of a noble and dignified style of his own. Even when working from a picture his personality dominates the plate, as for example in the large plate he etched after J.M.W. Turner's "Calais Pier," which is a classical example of what interpretative work can do in black and white. Of his original plates, more than 250 in number, one of the most notable was the large "Breaking up of the Agamemnon." An early plate, rare and most beautiful, is "Thames Fisherman". "Mytton Hall" is broad in treatment, and a fine rendering of a shady avenue of yew trees leading to an old manor-house in sunlight. "Sub Tegmine" was etched in Greenwich Park in 1859; and "Early Morning--Richmond", full of the poetry and freshness of the hour, was done, according to Haden, actually at sunrise. One of the rarest and most beautiful of his plates is "A By-Road in Tipperary"; "Combe Bottom" is another; and "Shere Mill Pond" (both the small study and the larger plate), "Sunset in Ireland," "Penton Hook," "Grim Spain" and "Evening Fishing, Longparish," are also notable examples of his genius. A catalogue of his works was begun by Sir William Drake and completed by Harrington in 1880. During later years Haden began to practise the sister art of mezzotint engraving, with a measure of the same success that he had already achieved in pure etching and in dry-point. Some of his mezzotints are: "An Early Riser," a stag seen through the morning mists, "Grayling Fishing" and "A Salmon Pool on the Spey." He also produced some remarkable drawings of trees and park-like country in charcoal. Other books by Haden not already mentioned are: • Etudes a l'eau forte (Paris, 1865) • About Etching (London, 1878-1879) • The Art of the Painter-Etcher (London, 1890) • The Relative Claims of Etching and Engraving to rank as Fine Arts and to be represented in the Royal Academy (London, 1883) • Address to Students of Winchester School of Art (Winchester, 1888) • Cremation: a Pamphlet (London, 1875) • The Disposal of the Dead, a Plea for Legislation (London, 1888). As the last two indicate, he was an ardent champion of a system of "earth to earth" burial. Among numerous distinctions he received the Grand Prix, Paris, in 1889 and 1900, and was made a member of the Institut de France, Académie des Beaux-Arts and Société des Artistes Français. He was knighted in 1894. He married in 1847 a sister of the artist James McNeill Whistler; and his elder son, Francis Seymour Haden (b. 1850), had a distinguished career as a member of the government in Natal Colony from 1881 to 1893, being made a C.M.G. in 1890.

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      • FRANCIS SEYMOUR HADEN, KILGAREN CASTLE, ETCHING
        Aug. 31, 2023

        FRANCIS SEYMOUR HADEN, KILGAREN CASTLE, ETCHING

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Artist: Francis Seymour Haden, English (1818 - 1910) Title: Kilgaren Castle Year: circa 1870 Medium: Etching, signed in pencil Image Size: 4.5 x 6 inches Frame Size: 12 x 13.5 inches Reference:

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      • Haden (Seymour, 1818-1910). Kensington Gardens, 1859
        Jul. 20, 2023

        Haden (Seymour, 1818-1910). Kensington Gardens, 1859

        Est: £200 - £300

        Haden (Seymour, 1818-1910). Kensington Gardens, 1859 * Haden (Seymour, 1818-1910). Kensington Gardens II (Large Plate), 1859, etching with drypoint, printing with selectively wiped plate tone, signed in pencil to lower margin, image size 19.7 x 12.5 cm (7 3/4 x 4 7/8 ins), sheet size 23.5 x 15.6 cm (9 1/4 x 6 1/8 ins), framed and glazed (42.3 x 32.4 cm), together with Out of Study Window, etching, depicting a view of a city emerging from behind trees and bushes, image size 10.5 x 25.6 cm (4 1/8 x 10 1/8 ins), framed and glazed (32 x 42.5 cm) QTY: (2) NOTE: Schneiderman 31. Provenance: Out of Study Window was purchased in April 1987 from Garton & Cooke, thence by descent through the family.

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      • SEYMOUR HADEN Signed Kensington Gardens Etching
        Jul. 19, 2023

        SEYMOUR HADEN Signed Kensington Gardens Etching

        Est: $100 - $200

        Signed on lower right corner in graphite and marked within etching itself. Seymour Haden. Depicts the Kensington Gardens with cascading tress. Framed within black wooden frame and white mat board. Approximately 13 x 11 inches window measures 7.5 x 5.25 inches Evident wearing to wooden frame and minor blemishes to the mat board. Etching is loose within frame. Seymour Haden signed etching, signed etching, Haden etchings, etchings, framed etchings, Kensington Gardens, wall art, home decor, art, printmaking. 12 AS ^8 Sir Francis Seymour Haden CMG FRCS PPRE, was an English surgeon, better known as an original etcher who championed original printmaking.

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      • Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope
        Jun. 29, 2023

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope

        Est: $50 - $75

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) English surgeon, best known as an original etcher who championed original printmaking. He was one of the founders the Society of Painter-Etchers, now the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and was its first president. Offered here is an envelope addressed in his handwriting but not signed by him. Approx. 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 in. Fine

        East Coast Books
      • Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818-1910), “Sunset on the Thames”, 1862, etching and drypoint, depicting a sunset on the Thames River with boat and structures in view, signed and dated in plate and in pencil lower ri...
        Jun. 12, 2023

        Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818-1910), “Sunset on the Thames”, 1862, etching and drypoint, depicting a sunset on the Thames River with boat and structures in view, signed and dated in plate and in pencil lower ri...

        Est: $200 - $400

        Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818-1910), "Sunset on the Thames", 1862, etching and drypoint, depicting a sunset on the Thames River with boat and structures in view, signed and dated in plate and in pencil lower right, framed on mat, bottom margin is torn into image roughly an inch and a half, repairs done to the top margin, sold as-is, 6" h. x 9" w.

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      • Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818-1910), “Cardigan Bridge”, 1864, etching with drypoint, depicting a river scene with structures and boats present, titled and dated in plate lower left, signed in pencil lower right...
        Jun. 12, 2023

        Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818-1910), “Cardigan Bridge”, 1864, etching with drypoint, depicting a river scene with structures and boats present, titled and dated in plate lower left, signed in pencil lower right...

        Est: $100 - $200

        Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818-1910), "Cardigan Bridge", 1864, etching with drypoint, depicting a river scene with structures and boats present, titled and dated in plate lower left, signed in pencil lower right, signature rubbed, framed and matted behind glass, even toning, small tears and creases to margin, sold as-is, 5" h. x 6" w

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      • Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope
        Jun. 09, 2023

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope

        Est: $50 - $75

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) English surgeon, best known as an original etcher who championed original printmaking. He was one of the founders the Society of Painter-Etchers, now the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and was its first president. Offered here is an envelope addressed in his handwriting but not signed by him. Approx. 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 in. Fine

        East Coast Books
      • Haden, Francis Seymour: The Inn, Purfleet
        Jun. 07, 2023

        Haden, Francis Seymour: The Inn, Purfleet

        Est: €360 - €450

        The Inn, Purfleet. Radierung, Kaltnadel und Aquatinta auf Bütten. 17,9 x 25,1 cm. Signiert. (1869). Harrington 139, Schneidermann 127 X (von XI). -- -- Prachtvoller, herrlich prägnanter und lebendig wirkender Druck mit regelmäßig schmalem Rand. Lediglich geringe Gebrauchsspuren, punktuelle Stockfleckchen, Montierungsreste verso am Oberrand, der Leim dort leicht nach recto durchschlagend, Sammlerannotationen, sonst schön. Aus der Sammlung Heinrich Stinnes (Lugt 4436). Beigegeben von William Strand zwei signierten Radierungen "By the River" (eigenh. bez. "1st state", Strang 125) und "Nymph and Shepherds" (eigenh. bez. "2nd state 5 proofs", Strang 498). -- -- - Wir bitten darum, Zustandsberichte zu den Losen zu erfragen, da der Erhaltungszustand nur in Ausnahmefällen im Katalog angegeben ist. -- - Please ask for condition reports for individual lots, as the condition is usually not mentioned in the catalogue.

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      • Seymour Haden, F. (1818-1910). "The Towing Path."
        May. 26, 2023

        Seymour Haden, F. (1818-1910). "The Towing Path."

        Est: €60 - €80

        Seymour Haden, F. (1818-1910). "The Towing Path." Drypoint, 13,8x21,4 cm., signed "Seymour Haden 1864" and titled in the plate. - Sl. dam. and w. tear in upper left blank corner.

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      • Seymour Haden, F. (1818-1910). Shere Mill Pond, No. 2 (large plate).
        May. 26, 2023

        Seymour Haden, F. (1818-1910). Shere Mill Pond, No. 2 (large plate).

        Est: €100 - €150

        Seymour Haden, F. (1818-1910). Shere Mill Pond, No. 2 (large plate). Etching w. drypoint, 18x3,5 cm., signed "Seymour Haden" and "S 36" in pencil, signed "Seymour Haden 1860" in the plate, on Japanese. - Tear in lower blank and right blank margin. = With the collector's stamp of Stanley C. Hauxhurst on verso (not in Lugt)

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      • Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope
        Apr. 13, 2023

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910 Addressed Envelope

        Est: $50 - $75

        Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) English surgeon, best known as an original etcher who championed original printmaking. He was one of the founders the Society of Painter-Etchers, now the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and was its first president. Offered here is an envelope addressed in his handwriting but not signed by him. Approx. 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 in. Fine

        East Coast Books
      • SIR FRANCIS SEYMOUR HADEN (1818-1910) Cowdray, drypoint engraving, plate size 15 x 23.5cm, 34 x 44cm overall
        Mar. 19, 2023

        SIR FRANCIS SEYMOUR HADEN (1818-1910) Cowdray, drypoint engraving, plate size 15 x 23.5cm, 34 x 44cm overall

        Est: $120 - $200

        SIR FRANCIS SEYMOUR HADEN (1818-1910) Cowdray, drypoint engraving, plate size 15 x 23.5cm, 34 x 44cm overall

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