19th Century European

The Mill-Wheel

This etching by the British artist Seymour Haden measures 7 x 10 1/4 inches, pencil signed, plate dated 1874, I/V, Cat: Schneiderman-144. 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. He was a founder and the first president of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and was knighted in 1894.

Croquis Aquatiques

Lithograph, image size 8 x 10 inches, plate signed "h.d." l.l.(in reverse), 1847. Daumier used the comic journal of the time, "Le Charivari", published in 1847, as a venue for his satirical views on the corrupt social and political life of the elite. He was referred to as the "Michelangelo of caricature" by his fellow artists creating over 500 paintings and 1000 drawings in his lifetime.

Sergeant Major Patrick Gould

Mezzotint by John Young(Engraver in Mezzotint to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales) after the painting by George Watson, image size 19 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches, sheet size 22 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches, 1810. The full title reads, "Sergeant Major Patrick Gould, Royal Reg. Edin. Volunteers (Blue) 1794. Published by P. Carol Printseller, South Hanover Street, Edinburgh.

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