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The Moat House State III

Seymour Haden

About The Moat House State III

"This plate, begun at Willesley in Kent was, with the exception of the house, finished at Sonning.  The house in this plate is really old Willesley house . . . The plate being only begun and a suitable foreground for it being found at Sonning in Berkshire was finished there."

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"This plate, begun at Willesley in Kent was, with the exception of the house, finished at Sonning.  The house in this plate is really old Willesley house . . . The plate being only begun and a suitable foreground for it being found at Sonning in Berkshire was finished there."

About the Artist (1818-1910, British)  Francis Seymour Haden attended a government art training school where he learned to draw and etch.  He was a surgeon as well as an etcher and collector, having completed his medical studies at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1838.  After a year of travel in Italy and Switzerland, he took over his late father’s London medical practice.  

In 1845 he began to study and collect etchings.  By 1858 he was a serious etcher.  In 1866 a portfolio of his landscape etchings was published in the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, which brought him international acclaim. 

He founded the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers & Engravers in 1880 and campaigned tirelessly for etching to be taken seriously as a medium of creative artistic expression.  He was knighted in 1894 for his contribution to art.


Medium Etching and drypoint engraving on paper
Catalogue raisonne #93
Plate size 5 1/2" height X 8 1/4" width
Signed "S. Haden" at viewer's lower right in graphite, "Sonning 1866 S. Hayden" at lower left in plate
Condition Good, not excellent, as likely discolored on verso
Provenance AS Hu
Other Works by Seymour Haden
The Three Sisters State IV, Prints by Seymour Haden