black ink on off-white paper; horizontal lines across lower area of image creates water; trees along water at middle and right side of image; at right side of image poles support wharf/dock (?) with small pointed-roof building on top; behind dock, pole with lamp on top (?) and small buildings in distance; to right of dock on ground, four small human figures; reflections of dock and trees in water; some faint horizontal lines in sky

Boyle's Farm, 1864

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Gift of John and Laura Taftexpand_more  2018.128.4

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Francis Seymour Haden’s landscapes recorded many places that were just on the verge of major change. To the right, the railroad has penetrated a quiet riverside retreat. The train came here, to Brentford, largely to serve Kew, which lay across the River Thames and was home to the Royal Botanic Gardens and posh suburban homes. Haden’s vantage point seems to be in Kew. Though Kew retains much of its open green space, Brentford is much more heavily built up in part due to its direct access to transportation.

Details
Title
Boyle's Farm
Artist Life
British, 1818–1910
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.128.4
Provenance
Robert Taft (1889-1953, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C.); by descent to John Taft, Minneapolis; given to MIA, 2018.
Catalogue Raisonne
Schneiderman 69
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black ink on off-white paper; horizontal lines across lower area of image creates water; trees along water at middle and right side of image; at right side of image poles support wharf/dock (?) with small pointed-roof building on top; behind dock, pole with lamp on top (?) and small buildings in distance; to right of dock on ground, four small human figures; reflections of dock and trees in water; some faint horizontal lines in sky