19. Sir Francis Seymour Haden
(1818-1910)

Shere Mill Pond (the large plate)

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Haden, Shere Mill Pond

Shere Mill Pond (the large plate)

Etching, and drypoint, 1860, 178 x 331 mm., Harrington 38, 2nd published state; Schneiderman 37 vi/ix, from √Čtudes √† l'Eau-Forte, edition 210. A fine, sharp impression, relatively clean wiped, on tan wove paper with small margins, signed in pencil. The state is with the original etched signature and before the plate was rebitten. According to Haden, the edition was to be 250, but the plate was damaged after 210 impressions and the printing was halted. The etching was one of the most highly praised landscape prints of the etching revival, gathering such encomiums as to make one think that the work of others, both predecessors and contemporaries, was almost as naught. Today we see it as a lovely print, but not necessarily even Haden's best. Whistler, at the same time, was in the midst of his Thames series.