“Grim Spain”, etching by Sir Frances Seymour Haden 1877
This is a lovely etching on Japan paper of Spanish landscape by the English etching artist, Sir Frances Seymour Haden (English 1818-1910), done in 1877; signed and dated in the print. Printed by Goulding for the Fine Arts Society, and included in Frederick Westmore’s Four Masters of Etching, published in 1877. This etching was done during a trip to Spain and Portugal by Haden with Sir John Charles Robinson, a scholar, collector and major figure in the Victorian art world.
Haden was a self-taught artist of the highest quality; a surgeon by profession, he developed into a talented etching artist. He was one of the founders and served as President of the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers & Engravers. He was also the brother in law of the renowned artist, James Whistler.
This particular print is found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others.
The print measures 6 3/4″ x 9 1/2″ for the image, and 15 1/4″ x 18″ to the edge of the frame.
It is in fantastic condition and is matted with acid free matting and nicely framed.