[The breaking up of the Agamemnon]
Etching and mezzotint printed in brown ink, platemark 260 x 475mm (10¼ x 18¾"). Very large margins. Fine impression but damaged. Creases; repaired tears into image from lower edge. Haden's stamp lower left.
Sunset view upstream along the Thames from East Greenwich, with the domes of Greenwich Hospital visible on the left. The 91-gun ship 'Agamemnon' is shown with a sheer hulk alongside about to remove it. The 'Agamemnon' was launched at Woolwich Dockyard in 1852, and sold to W.H. Moore for breaking up on 12 May 1870. Large Thames view by Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818 - 1910), one of the pioneers of the 19th century etching revival. Haden married the sister of James McNeill Whistler and became an important influence on the American artist. This print carries the stamp which Haden applied to certain of his prints.
Ex collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Schneiderman 198; Harrington 229; L.1048.
[Ref: 37348] £380.00