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Annie Harriet Haden, 1848-1937

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 13 December 1848
Place of Birth: 62 Sloane Street, London


Annie was the oldest child and only daughter of Deborah Delano Haden (née Whistler) and the surgeon and etcher, Francis Seymour Haden. She married the Hon. Charles Ernest Thynne, fourth son of the second Marquess of Bath, on 8 June 1880. They had three children, Mary ('Molly') Harriet (1881-1950), Roger Charles Seymour (1885-1938) and Daria.


JW was very fond of his niece and she modelled for two of his most famous paintings, At the Piano y024, in 1858, and Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room y034, as well as etchings, including Annie Haden with Books 006 and Annie 007. He was so emotionally attached to the etching Annie Haden 067, which dates from 1860, that he refused to let the copperplate be cancelled, and it came to the Hunterian Art Gallery. Drawings of Annie include 'Ma Nièce' m0021 (see also M.22, 219, 223 and 292).