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Sir Francis Seymour Haden

(1818-1910), Surgeon and engraver

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 9 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Haden worked for forty years as a surgeon. He sought relaxation from his professional work in the art and study of etching. It is for his etched work, and for his writing on etching, that he is best known. He executed more than two hundred etchings and mezzotints over the twenty years when he was also busiest with his medical work. He exhibited etchings in the Royal Academy from 1860 to 1885, most often under a pseudonym. Haden was one of the most important spokesmen for etching in nineteenth-century England. His contribution towards the increasing professionalism of the art included the foundation in 1880 of the Society of Painter-Etchers, whose president he remained until his death.

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Sir Francis Seymour Haden, by Frederick Gutekunst - NPG x45055

Sir Francis Seymour Haden

by Frederick Gutekunst
vintage copy print, 1882-1883
NPG x45055

Sir Francis Seymour Haden, by Sir Francis Seymour Haden - NPG D35104

Sir Francis Seymour Haden

by Sir Francis Seymour Haden
etching, 1862
NPG D35104

Sir Francis Seymour Haden, by Charles William Sherborn - NPG D21208

Sir Francis Seymour Haden

by Charles William Sherborn
line engraving, 1880
NPG D21208

Sir Francis Seymour Haden, by William Rothenstein - NPG D35102

Sir Francis Seymour Haden

by William Rothenstein
lithograph, 1897
NPG D35102

Sir Francis Seymour Haden, by William Rothenstein - NPG D3193

Sir Francis Seymour Haden

by William Rothenstein
lithograph, February 1897
NPG D3193


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