Encombe Woods No. II (copper plate)

Sir Francis Seymour Haden, 1882

WAG 5612

About this object

This is one of Haden’s etching plates. The Walker Art Gallery does not have a printed version of this plate but the dried ink left in the lines indicates what the print would have looked like. Haden has signed and dated the plate in reverse so it would appear the correct way round when printed.

The deep lines scored vertically and horizontally over the surface mean that this plate has been cancelled and no further impressions can be made. A plate is cancelled once the artist has printed their desired amount of prints. This was a way of controlling limited editions or states to avoid devaluing the prints.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Encombe Woods (copper plate)
  • Artist(s)
    Sir Francis Seymour Haden (British: English, born:1818-09-16, died:1910-06-01)
  • Date
  • Materials
    Copper plate; Etching
  • Measurements
    plate: 21.6 cm x 34.6 cm
  • Physical description
    Etched copper plate displaying a pastoral view with donkeys at right. Vertical and horizontal lines are incised in the plates surface.
  • Related people
    Sir Francis Seymour Haden (Artist/maker) ; Samuel Henry Nazeby Harrington (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 5612; Accession Number: WAG 5612
  • Credit line
    Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by H N Harrington in 1911
  • Location
    Sudley House, First Floor, Special Exhibitions Room
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections


Previous owners

  • Samuel Henry Nazeby Harrington

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1911
    Disposal method: Presented to the Walker Art Gallery
Object view = Fine Art
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