Seymour Haden was the unlikely combination of a surgeon and an etcher. Although he pursued a very successful medical career, he is mostly remembered for his etched work as well as for his writings on etching. He was one of a group of artists, including James McNeill Whistler (18341903) and Alphonse Legros (18371911), whose passionate interest in the medium led to the so-called etching revival, a period that lasted well into the twentieth century.