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Theodore Casimir Roussel

1847 - 1926

The Sign of the White Horse, Parson’s Green by Theodore Casimir Roussel

The Sign of the White Horse, Parson’s Green   1906

  Original etching.
Ref: Hausberg 68 xiv/xiv
S 185 x 121 mm; P & I 121 x 82 mm (excluding tab)
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 (now with Arcadia, Tokyo).

Theodore Roussel moved to England in 1874 and set up his studio in Chelsea where he produced some of the most delightful topographical etchings of the area. This charming little etching shows The White Horse public house, only a few yards from T.C.Roussel’s home of Belfield House, on Parson’s Green, Fulham. A popular watering-hole in the area, the pub still stands today.

Theodore Casimir Roussel was much influenced by Whistler in his printmaking and took to trimming his proofs to the platemark, leaving a tab for the signature, in the Master’s manner. This outstanding proof impression has been prepared with a tab in this manner but is signed only in the plate itself. On cream wove paper in very fine original condition. Image surface excellent.