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Sir Francis Seymour Haden P.R.E. 1818-1910.

Cowdray castle, with Geese. 1882. Etching and drypoint. Schneiderman 208.iv/v. 6 x 9 1/2 (sheet 9 3/8 12 5/8). A rich impression printed on cream laid paper. Titled 'Cowdray' and dated in the plate, lower left. Mounted on board, mat lines and marginal toning from 2 previous mounts; thie image in good condition. Signed in pencil, lower right margin. Housed in a 14 x 17-inch silk mat with a silver liner. $350.

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The original fortified manor house was built between 1273 and 1284 by Sir John Bohun across the river from the town of Midhurst. He named it Coudreye, the Norman word for the nearby hazel woods

Cowdray House consists of the ruins of one of England's great Tudor houses, architecturally comparable to many of the great palaces and country houses of that time. It is situated in the Parish of Easebourne, just east of Midhurst, West Sussex standing on the north bank of the River Rother. It was largely destroyed by fire on 24 September 1793, but the ruins have nevertheless been Grade I listed. Following a major preservation/conservation project in 2006 the ruins were opened to visitors on 31 March 2007.[10]

Cowdray House featured largely in Anya Seton's 1972 historical romance Green Darkness.

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