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Theodore Casimir Roussel

  1847 - 1926
 
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Chelsea Regatta

Chelsea Regatta   1888-9

Original etching.

Excellent signed proof impression, richly printed with strong, clear etched line. A proof from the only edition of about 40 impressions, printed by the artist himself.

£720



Parsonís Green, afternoon, end of Winter Ė The Dukeís Head

Parsonís Green, afternoon, end of Winter Ė The Dukeís Head   1906

Original etching.

Outstanding proof impression inked and printed with the exceptional care which so distinguishes the finest of Rousselís proofs. Signed in pencil on the tab in Rousselís characteristic manner. A particularly beautiful example of this elaborate work with exceptional tonal variation. One of about 30 impressions in the completed state of the plate (Hausberg records that about 60 impressions, in total, were printed from this plate).

£1,100



Portrait of Miss Joan Swinburne

Portrait of Miss Joan Swinburne   1914

Original drypoint.

Unique proof impression. Outstanding impression with exceptionally rich drypoint burr, printed with considerable plate tone and signed in pencil on the tab in Rousselís characteristic manner. The only recorded proof in Hausbergís 3rd state of the plate.

£395



Profile of Agnes

Profile of Agnes   1919

Original drypoint.

Excellent signed proof impression of the freshly completed image, printed with rich burr. From the edition of about 49 impressions in total.

£275



The Alcove

The Alcove   1906

Original drypoint.

Superb proof impression with exceptionally rich drypoint burr.
One of only about 24 impressions printed from this plate, in total.

£395



A Nymph Bathing, Moonlight sold

A Nymph Bathing, Moonlight   1890/1900

Original soft ground etching, with drypoint and aquatint.

Superb impression printed by the artist himself. From the only edition of about 30 signed proofs in the completed state of the plate (there were 6 proofs printed prior to this state).

SOLD



The Chinese Gown sold

The Chinese Gown   1890-94

Original lithograph.

Rare pencil signed proof impression.
Although Hausberg records the only edition of this lithograph to have been about 20 impressions, she notes ďIt is rarely found signed in pencilĒ.

SOLD



Head of a Girl sold

Head of a Girl   1895-1900

Original etching with drypoint.

Superb, rich impression with fresh drypoint burr. Signed in pencil within the image, as was normal for proofs of this particular image. One of only 15 impressions printed from the completed plate (only 3 impressions were printed in the first state).

SOLD



The Sign of the White Horse, Parsonís Green sold

The Sign of the White Horse, Parsonís Green   1906

Original etching.

Outstanding proof impression aside from the edition of about 30 impressions in the completed state of the plate (about 60 in total). The plate for this etching is known to have been cancelled after this small edition had been printed.

SOLD



The Window Cleaner, Chelsea sold

The Window Cleaner, Chelsea   1888/89

Original etching.

Exceptionally fine impression printed in warm brownish-black ink with clear detail and wonderful tonal range. A particularly beautiful signed proof in the completed state of the plate, from the only edition of about 30 impressions in total. Further inscribed by Roussel ďGiven to Miss M. Stevens. Th.Rl.Ē in pencil verso.

SOLD

 

Born in Britanny and educated in Paris, Theodore Casimir Roussel moved to England in 1874 to set up his studio in Chelsea and it was here that he produced his remarkable body of printed works, including some of the most delightful topographical etchings of the area. Many of his finest plates reflect the early influence of J.A.McN. Whistler. Whistler, who is known to have had a high regard for Theodore Roussel as a follower of his style, had sought the Frenchman out, first meeting him in 1885. It was as a result of the friendship which ensued that T.C.Roussel was persuaded to commit himself fully towards printmaking. [more]