Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Haden "Grim Spain"

Francis Seymour Haden (1818­1910)
“Grim Spain”, 1877, printed by Goulding for the Fine Art Society, and published in Frederick Wedmore's 'Four Masters of Etching' (London, 1883)
Etching on wove paper (Japanese vellum) in an edition of 250
State i of ii
Size: (sheet) 22.8 x 31.6 cm; (plate) 15.1 x 22,5 cm
Inscribed in the plate with signature and date, bottom left
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“An entrance to a fortification in Burgos, seen in perspective, to left, with two bell towers; a small house behind; below, seen from a distance a partial view of the town.” (http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3245183&partId=1&searchText=seymour+haden+grim+spain&page=1)
Schneiderman 1983 173.I; Harrington 1910 186.I

Condition: well-printed and rich impression in near pristine condition.


I am selling this original etching by Haden for AU$155 AUD (currently US$114.01/EUR101.74/GBP80.82 at the time of posting this print) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. If you are interested in purchasing this powerful image by one of the most famous English printmakers, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

Haden offers the following fascinating words of advice to those interested in prints:
“Every stroke the etcher makes tells strongly against him if it be bad, or proves him to be a master if it is good. In no branch of art does a touch go for so much. … one stroke in the right place tells more for him than ten in the wrong, … His great labour is to select, to keep his subject open, to preserve breadth, to establish his planes, and to secure for them space, light, and air” (Richard S Schneiderman [1983] “A Catalogue Raisonne of the Prints of Seymour Haden”, Robin Garton, Wilshire, pp. 7–8).

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