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Egham Lock


A black ink dry point etching by English artist and surgeon Seymour Hayden (1818 - 1910).  The etching depicts the entrance to Egham Lock, the gates of which can be seen on either side of the middleground, on the River Thames.  The tree-lined shorelines of the lock are seen on both sides of the etching, and a hilly landscape is seen in the background.  The view looks to be from the outside of the lock in the middle of the river.  Egham is in the County of Surrey in the southeast of England.

Francis Seymour Hayden was formally educated as a surgeon and was admitted to the College of Surgeons in London in 1842.  Hayden made his first artistic sketches while on a trip to Italy in 1843 and 1844.  While he received no formal artistic training, Hayden did study the etchings of the masters.  His works include over 250 original plates and many art and medical books.  Hayden was married to the sister of artist James McNeill Whistler.

Artist: Seymour Hayden (1818 - 1910)

Title: Egham Lock

Medium: Etching on paper

Dates: 1859

Dimensions: Sheet: 5.875" H x 9" W

Culture: English

Accession Number: A1959.27.29

Credit: Gift of Mrs. Howard M. Morse

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