black ink on off-white paper; fences and walls along waterway across center of image; large trees along bank; house roofs at left edge; houses with chimneys, pointed roofs and windows in upper right and center; one chimney blowing smoke; small birds flying above; shadowing of trees and buildings mostly to left of center; left of center are two small humans at wall; at far right in distance, sketched trees and small figures

Shepperton, 1864

Etching and drypointexpand_more

Gift of John and Laura Taftexpand_more  2018.128.9

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Shepperton is as ancient village, dating back more than a thousand years and situated on the River Thames. As is often the case with Seymour Haden’s work, he shows us a place that would soon change in character. In this case, the railroad arrived in Shepperton the same year Haden made this etching. Soon the process of suburbanization began. The large house with many chimneys was sufficiently picturesque that other artists also depicted it in the 1800s, but a scan of photos of Shepperton suggests that it no longer stands.

Details
Title
Shepperton
Artist Life
British, 1818–1910
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.128.9
Provenance
Robert Taft (1889-1953, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C.); by descent to John Taft, Minneapolis; given to MIA, 2018.
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black ink on off-white paper; fences and walls along waterway across center of image; large trees along bank; house roofs at left edge; houses with chimneys, pointed roofs and windows in upper right and center; one chimney blowing smoke; small birds flying above; shadowing of trees and buildings mostly to left of center; left of center are two small humans at wall; at far right in distance, sketched trees and small figures