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Sunday 9 December 2018

Francis Seymour Haden’s etchings, “The Two Asses” and “Dundrum River”, 1863

Francis Seymour Haden (1818–1910)
Two plates created from the division of a single composition


(LEFT) “The Two Asses”, 1863, published in “Fine Arts Quarterly Review” (1867), printed by Frederick Goulding for the firm Day and Son.

Etching on heavy cream wove paper with wide margins (as published).
Size: (sheet) 26.9 x 17.6 cm; (plate) 15.3 x 8.6 cm
State ii (of ii) with the inscription added:
“This plate is a part of the square one wh [which?] follows it. Both were drawn under the mordant and afterwards cut. The balance wd [would?] have been better preserved if the division had not been made, and if this white space had been filled in with strong work as intended. S.H.”
Schneiderman 1983 46.A.II; Harrington 1910 50.II

See the British Museum’s description of this print:

Condition: richly inked and faultless impression in pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of use) with wide margins as published.

(RIGHT) “Dundrum River, 1863, published in “Etchings for the Art Union of London by The Etching Club” (1872)

Etching on heavy white wove paper with wide margins.
Size: (sheet) 24 x 21.4 cm; (plate) 15.2 x 14 cm
State iv (of iv) with the inscriptions: (upper left corner) “Seymour Haden”; (lower centre) “A river’s bank”.
Note this state still partly reveals the burnished inscription from the first state at upper left corner: ”Done under the acid without additional work”
Schneiderman 1983 46.B.IV; Harrington 1910 49.II

See the British Museum’s description of this print:

Condition: richly inked and faultless impression in near pristine condition.

I am selling this pair of related etchings in remarkably fine condition for AU$420 in total (currently US$302.53/EUR265.71/GBP237.48 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing these etchings by one of the important luminaries of British printmaking, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

These print have been sold

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