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Thames Ditton - with a Sail


A black ink landscape etching by English artist and surgeon Seymour Hayden (1818 - 1910).  The area depicted is in Thames Ditton, a village in Surrey that borders the greater London area.  Two men are on the deck of a sail boat that looks to be on the bank of the River Thames near a tree.  Houses and trees can be seen on the opposite side of the river in the background.  This print is a trial proof.

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: Thames Ditton - with a Sail

Medium: Etching on paper

Dates: 1864

Dimensions: Plate: 5.512" H x 8.07" W; Sheet: 12" H x 14" W

Culture: English

Accession Number: A1959.27.35

Credit: Gift of Mrs. Howard M. Morse

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