‘Labour of omission’

Sir Francis Seymour Haden was a Victorian surgeon who is recalled as an artist, and particularly for his etchings. He was brother-in-law to James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

Seymour Haden’s father, also a doctor, was a graduate of Edinburgh’s Medical School. His father was a close friend of Jane Austen.

Francis Seymour Haden talked of his etchings as a “labour of omission”.

The music track in this film is: ‘No room in frame’ by Death Cab for Cutie (as recorded for ‘Tiny Desk Concert’)

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