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Creator:
Francis Seymour Haden, 1818–1910, British
Title:
Combe Bottom
Date:
1860
Medium:
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on medium, slightly textured, light blue laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 11/16 x 12 1/2 inches (19.6 x 31.7 cm), Plate: 4 7/16 x 5 15/16 inches (11.3 x 15.1 cm), and Image: 4 7/16 x 5 15/16 inches (11.3 x 15.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite in Francis Seymour Haden's hand, lower left: "It is undoubtedly, I find, | a trial of Combe Bottom - | must be the only one | S. H."; inscribed in graphite in Francis Seymour Haden's hand, lower center: "I have not the least [?remembering] of this plate. It is of the same size + | was | probably | done at the same time as [?the] [?Welsh] plate and abandoned - I hope the plate does not exist | S. H."; inscribed in graphite in Howard Mansfield's hand, lower left: "[Written in 1892.] | H.M."; inscribed in graphite in Howard Mansfield's hand, lower center to lower right: "It bears the date and is of the same size of the Combe Bottom plate; and | so closely represents the same subject that it seems to me possibly an early state of that plate. | The Welsh plates were done in 1864. | H.M."; inscribed in graphite in Howard Mansfield's hand, lower right: "[Written in 1889] | H.M."; inscribed in graphite in Howard Mansfield's hand, lower right: "Not described"

Marked in blue ink, lower left on back: "HM" stamped in monogram (this is the collector's mark of Howard Mansfield)

Lettered lower right within image: "S. Haden. 1860"

Signed in graphite, lower left below image: "Seymour Haden" (partially underlined); not dated

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection, Gift of Mrs. Howard Mansfield
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1994.4.1018
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bushes | fisherman | fishing | fishing rod | foliage | grass | hillocks | knolls | landscape | leaves | shrubs | trees
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Shere | Surrey | United Kingdom
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:37834
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