black ink on off-white paper; stream running from center to bottom of image; stream curves multiple times; high banks to sides of stream; on right side, dark trees and brush from midground connecting to trees in background; on left side, trees in background connecting to trees in center; sketched short grass in foreground; sky above trees has horizontal shading lightening toward top of image; small birds above trees in UR area and bird in upper center

Sunset in Ireland, 1863

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Gift of John and Laura Taftexpand_more  2018.128.3

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The light is fading and the shadows growing long. Birds are in flight, looking for their evening meal. Francis Seymour Haden mad this etching while visiting Cornwallis Maude (1817–1905), then known as the Viscount Hawarden, an Irish aristocrat and conservative politician. His estate was at Dundrum House in Tipperary. Its parkland was considered some of the most beautiful anywhere. The house is now a 3-star hotel and the nearby grounds, a golf course.

Details
Title
Sunset in Ireland
Artist Life
British, 1818–1910
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.128.3
Provenance
Robert Taft (1889-1953, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C.); by descent to John Taft, Minneapolis; given to MIA, 2018.
Catalogue Raisonne
Schneiderman 47
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black ink on off-white paper; stream running from center to bottom of image; stream curves multiple times; high banks to sides of stream; on right side, dark trees and brush from midground connecting to trees in background; on left side, trees in background connecting to trees in center; sketched short grass in foreground; sky above trees has horizontal shading lightening toward top of image; small birds above trees in UR area and bird in upper center