Engraved and published by Robert Havell Jr. (American (born England), Reading 1793–1878 Tarrytown, New York)
After William Havell (British, Reading 1782–1857 London)
Aquatint, hand-colored with yellow, red, brown, green, and blue washes
sheet: 10 13/16 x 8 7/8in. (27.5 x 22.5cm)
image: 8 7/8 x 7in. (22.5 x 17.8cm)
Gift of Lev Tsitrin, 1999
Not on view
Meticulously colored by hand, this print depicts two men in a barnyard filled with cows and pigs, a reflective pool of water, and distant hills above the thatched-roofed buildings. The palette conveys the effects of bright sunlight contrasted with deep shadows. William Havell was a self-taught landscape painter and founder member of the Old Water-Colour Society, at this time attempting to establish himself as a serious landscape painter in oils. His imagery likely responds to his native region, near Reading in England's Thames Valley. A younger relative made the print.
Inscription: Inscribed in plate, lower margin: "Drawn by W. Havell./ Engd. by R. Havell./ A Farm Yard./ London. Published 1833 by R. Havell 77, Oxford Street."
Artist: Drawn and etched by Robert Havell Jr. (American (born England), Reading 1793–1878 Tarrytown, New York)Date: 1844Medium: Hand-colored etching and aquatintAccession: 54.90.623On view in:Not on view
Artist: Drawn and etched by Robert Havell Jr. (American (born England), Reading 1793–1878 Tarrytown, New York)Date: 1840Medium: Hand-colored etching and aquatint; first state of twoAccession: 54.90.740On view in:Not on view