This is a very cool original etching of the artist's hands and etching tools working an etching plate. The image size is 5 1/2 x 8 7/16 inches, published in 1865, state V/VII, cat: Schneiderman- 84, plate signed. A very rich impression on BFK watermarked laid type paper. Sir Francis Seymour Haden was one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century, along with his brother in law James Whistler. In addition to being a highly regarded artist he was a successful surgeon, accomplished author and dedicated angler.