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Francis Seymour Haden, 1818–1910, British

The Two Asses

Additional Title(s):

The Two Donkeys

Les Deux Ânes

Etching and drypoint on moderately thick, smooth, cream wove paper
Sheet: 11 1/16 x 6 7/8 inches (28.1 x 17.5 cm), Plate: 6 x 3 3/8 inches (15.3 x 8.5 cm), and Image: 6 x 3 3/8 inches (15.3 x 8.5 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, upper left, written vertically downwards: "16"; inscribed in graphite, lower left to lower center: "H 50 II The Two Asses."; inscribed in graphite, lower center: (arrow pointing left towards Francis Seymour Haden's initials) "Initialed by F S Haden March 1867 | [?as] bon à [...] F Goulding [?Printer]."; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "c. [...]"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "2" (encircled); inscribed in pale brown ink, lower left on back: "[?Hall] 189."; inscribed in graphite, lower center on back: "1"; inscribed in graphite, lower left on back, written upside down: "1965.118.10"

Marked in black ink, center on back, stamped upside down: "B" stamped within a cube shape (this is the collector's mark of Gordon A Block)

Lettered lower left to lower right within image: "This plate is a part of the square one wh. follows it. Both | were drawn and bitten under the Mordant and afterwards | cut. The balance wd. 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."

Signed in graphite, lower left: "F.S.H ."; not dated

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, The G. Allen Smith Collection, transfer from the Yale University Art Gallery
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | donkeys | foliage | landscape | leaves | light | shadows | text | trees
Associated Places:
Europe | Ireland | Tipperary
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