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Haden, Seymour
Fulham Fulham
1859 1859

Sir Francis Seymour Haden learned to etch while studying medicine at the Sorbonne in Paris. He enjoyed a long and brilliant career as a surgeon in London; as a successful printmaker and leader of the British etching revival, his influence was considerable. He was also a serious collector of Old Master prints, and published several important scholarly studies on Rembrandt. In the 1850s, he worked with his brother-in-law James McNeill Whistler, and though the two would later fall out, is credited with encouraging his brilliant, if difficult, relative to etch seriously. Haden valued the spontaneity inherent in the etching medium, and is known to have sometimes etched his plates in situ, rather than in the studio. Fulham, like much of Haden’s copious production, demonstrates that very liveliness and immediacy that the artist sought to capture in his landscape prints.

 
Haden, Seymour
London, England 1818-Alresford, England 1910 London, England 1818-Alresford, England 1910
Fulham Fulham
1859 1859
Etching and drypoint on paper, state 12 of 12 Etching and drypoint on paper, state 12 of 12
height / width: 11.60 x 28.40 cm; 4.57 x 11.18 in.
Gift of Daphne and Ned Franks, 1987 Gift of Daphne and Ned Franks, 1987
30-021

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