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Theodore Casimir Roussel

1847 - 1926

The Alcove by Theodore Casimir Roussel

The Alcove   1906

  Original drypoint.
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Hausberg 65 iii/iii
S 133 x 175 mm (including tab); P & I 127 x 175 mm
Superb proof impression with exceptionally rich drypoint burr. One of only about 24 impressions printed from this plate, in total.

The model who posed for this work, Hetty Pettigrew, also modelled for Whistler, appearing in his pastels and at least one oil painting. Hetty was one of Theodore Roussel’s principal models throughout his career.

An especially beautiful proof, signed in pencil on the tab in Theodore Roussel’s characteristic manner. Theodore Casimir Roussel was much influenced by Whistler in all aspects of his printmaking and took to trimming his proofs to the platemark, leaving a tab for the signature, in the Master’s manner. This proof has been signed on the tab accordingly. On cream laid paper, very fine condition. Image surface excellent.