[Engraver preparing his etching plate.]
Etching. Plate 200 x 151mm (7¾ x 6").
Sir Francis Seymour (1818-1910), was an English surgeon, but better known as an etcher. Educated at Derby School. Christ's Hospital and University College, London; he went on to complete his degree at the Sorbonne, Paris. In 1842, two years after graduating, he was admitted as a member of the College of Surgeons in London. From 1845 he began to study portfolios of the great original engravers. Withouth an professional training in printmaking, he went on to equip his home with a printing-press and re-kindled the art of original etching and its revival in England. Such efforts resulted in the foundation of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, where Haden, as president, ruled with a strong hand from its beginnings in 1880.
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