Sir Francis Seymour Haden, British, 1818-1910, "Shere Mill Pond No. II". This is a very fine early state etching, image size 7 x 13 1/8 inches, 1860, state VI/IX, cat: Schneiderman-37, plate signed and dated. Sir Francis Seymour Haden was one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century, along with his brother in law, James Whistler. In addition to being a highly regarded artist, he was a successful surgeon, accomplished author and dedicated angler. He was a founder and the first president of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and was knighted in 1894. This print was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1861, under "H. Dean," the anagram of Haden.