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Creator:
Francis Seymour Haden, 1818–1910, British
Title:
The Two Asses
Date:
1863
Medium:
Etching and drypoint on moderately thick, smooth, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 3/8 x 6 7/8in. (26.4 x 17.5cm), 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)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left to lower center: "H50III"; inscribed in graphite, lower center: "[?C]3" (encircled); inscribed in graphite, lower left on back, written upside down: "1965.118.11"

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); marked in pale red ink, lower left on back: "A C" stamped within a rectangle (this is the collector's mark of A Chariatte)

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. | S. H."

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:
B1994.4.1029
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | donkeys | foliage | landscape | leaves | light | shadows | text | trees
Associated Places:
Europe | Ireland | Tipperary
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:37845
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