On the Test (Le Crépuscule) by Francis Seymour Haden

On the Test (Le Crépuscule) by Francis Seymour Haden

On the Test (Le Crépuscule)

Francis Seymour Haden

Title

On the Test (Le Crépuscule)

 
Artist
Year
1859  
Technique
etching and drypoint 
Image Size
5 15/16 x 8 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right; within plate, lower left image 
Edition Size
numbered "19" in pencil in lower left margin 
Annotations
pencil editioned, "D 19" recto, on verso "a45554" and "EW" 
Reference
S.24; D.19; H.20 
Paper
antique white laid with partial "O.W.P. & A.C.L." watermark. 
State
vi/viii 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20049 
Price
$750.00 
Description

Seymour Haden noted: "This plate and No. 20 (23 in Schneiderman) were done on the same day. One at noon - the other in the very late evening. The Test (in Hampshire) is a famous trout stream."

The river has a total length of 40 miles (64 km) and it flows through downland from its source near Ashe, 10 km to the west of Basingstoke, to the sea at the head of Southampton Water. In its upper reaches it is a chalk stream, known throughout the world for the excellent quality of its fly fishing for trout. This etching is near the town of Romsey, in Hampshire.

This impression was purchased from the Albert Roullier gallery in the early 20th century.