Francis Seymour (Sir) Haden (1818 - 1910) "Mitton Hall" Etching. Signed and dated lower right. Inscribed verso. Sight Size: 3.5 x 7 inches. Haden followed the art of original etching with such vigour that he became not only the foremost British exponent of that art but brought about its revival in England. His strenuous efforts and perseverance, aided by the secretarial ability of Sir WR Drake, resulted in the foundation of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers. As president he ruled the society with a strong hand from its first beginnings in 1880.