An Early Riser

A work made of mezzotint with etching, in blue-green ink, on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of mezzotint with etching, in blue-green ink, on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1897

Artist:

Francis Seymour Haden
English, 1818-1910

About this artwork

A stag materializes out of a diaphanous haze in Francis Seymour Haden’s atmospheric print. Using mainly mezzotint with etched details, Haden experimented with printing this image in several different colors, including browns and pure blacks. He produced this composition during the Etching Revival, when the medium was experiencing a major surge in amateur and professional interest inspired by James McNeill Whistler. Although mezzotint would not undergo as enthusiastic a return to prominence with amateurs (commercial artists now used the technique on steel), touches of roulette could offer nuance to the volumes and textures of an etching plate.

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Artist

Francis Seymour Haden

Title

An Early Riser

Origin

England

Date

1897

Medium

Mezzotint with etching, in blue-green ink, on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

226 × 300 mm (image/plate); 268 × 415 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1938.1514

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