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Seymour Haden signed etching, rare first state | Thomas Haden of Derby
Seymour Haden signed etching, rare first state Thomas Haden of Derby


 
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Item Code: 1714

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Medium: etching and drypoint. This is Seymour Haden's etched version of the painting by Thomas Wright of Derby entitled "Edwin the Minstrel". The man in the portrait was actually Sir Francis Seymour Haden's own grandfather.

This is a very rare first state impression -- before the artist added additional crosshatched drypoint shading at the back of the figure. An additional plate signature would also be added for the second state. There were five different states in all. Catalogue references: Drake 51 and Schneiderman 53. This impression is signed both in pencil and in the plate.

Printed on watermarked laid paper, the plate measures 14 x 9 1/2 inches (355 x 242mm). The total sheet measures 17 x 12 1/8 inches (434 x 308mm). Condition: Some age-toning to the paper, and there is a very small spot of skinning to the paper near the bottom of the figure's cloak.