Haden, Francis Seymour

SURGEON, ETCHER (GREAT BRITAIN)
BORN 16 Sep 1818, London: 62 Sloane Street - DIED 10 Jun 1910, Woodcote Manor
GRAVE LOCATION Woking, Surrey: Brookwood Cemetery (Plot 033)

Son of doctor and music lover Charles Thomas Haden. He was educated in London and in Paris, where he took a degree in 1840. In 1842 he became a member of the College of Surgeons in London.

As a surgeon, Francis Seymour Haden ran a large practice London, first in Sloan Street and later in Hertford Street, Mayfair. As an etcher he mostly created landscapes.

In 1847 he married Dasha Whistler, the half-sister of the artist Whistler. They had three sons and a daughter. Around 1855 he collaborated with Whistler on a series of etchings of the Thames, but Whistler was jealous of Haden and in 1867 they had a fight in a café in Paris. They never spoke to each other afterwards.

Haden became a member of the Institut de France, the Académie des Beaux-Arts and the Société des Artistes Français. In 1894 he was knighted.

Related persons
• quarreled with Whistler, James MacNeill

Sources
• Clarke, John M., London's Necropolis, A Guide to Brookwood Cemetery, Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2004
Francis Seymour Haden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Images

The grave of Francis Seymour Haden at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking.
Picture by Androom (25 Jun 2009)

 


Haeussermann, Ernst

Published: 15 Nov 2009
Last update: 15 Nov 2009