Current Inventory by Theodore Roussel

Study From the Nude of a Girl Lying Down

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Theodore Roussel (1847-1926), Study From the Nude of a Girl Lying Down, 1890,  drypoint with plate tone, signed with the tab and inscribed “imp” [also signed in the plate upper left]. Reference: Hausberg 40, only state, from the total printing of about 20  impressions. In good condition, trimmed as usual by the artist on the plate mark with the tab left for the signature, 2 11/16 x 3 7/16 inches. A fine impression, with a heavy veil of plate tone. Hausberg notes that the model was “presumably Hetty Pettigrew”, who was Roussel’s model from the early 1880′s until the second […]

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Chelsea Embankment, June, 5 PM

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Theodore Casimir Roussel (1847-1926), Chelsea Embankment, June, 5 PM, 1889, etching on old laid paper, signed in pencil on the tab [and also signed in the plate], h: 6 x w: 4 in / h: 15.2 x w: 10.2 cm. Reference: Hausberg 30. In very good condition, trimmed on or just outside of the platemark by the artist except for the signed tab. Archival mounting with window mat. A fine impression. This Thames embankment scene was done just after Roussel’s debut as a printmaker at the firm of Dowdeswell’s in the Spring of 1888. This firm was also involved in […]

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The Sleeping Model or The Sleeper

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Theodore Roussel (1847-1926), The Sleeping Model or The Sleeper, etching and drypoint with additional pencil coloring, signed on the tab and inscribed “imp”, also inscribed “to Hetty” and initialed verso. Reference: Hausberg 145, an undescribed third state (of 5), colored by the artist in pencil, in very good condition, on antique laid paper trimmed to the plate mark by the artist with the tab left for the signature, 5 1/8 x 7 inches, archival mounting. A fine impression of a proof before the addition of lines on the couch and background, shading near the model’s fingers, and the addition of aquatint for […]

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The Street, Chelsea Embankment

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Theodore Roussel (1847-1926), The Street, Chelsea Embankment, etching, 1888-9, signed in pencil on the tab and annotated “imp” [also signed lower left in the plate]. Reference: Hausberg 26, only state, about 40 impressions printed.  In good condition (tiny repaired tear upper margin, trimmed by the artist at the platemark leaving a tab for the signature), 5 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches.  Printed in brownish/black ink on an old laid paper, archival mounting. A fine atmospheric impression, printed by the artist with an overall veil of plate tone. Roussel was a student and admirer of Whistler, and, like Whistler, he printed his […]

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The Sign of the White Horse, Parson’s Green

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Theodore Roussel (1847-1926), The Sign of the White Horse, Parson’s Green, etching, 1906, signed in pencil on the tab and inscribed “imp.” [also signed in the plate lower right] Reference: Hausberg 68, 14th state (of 14), from the total printing of about 60 impressions, about 30 in this state. In very good condition, on a laid paper, trimmed by the artist on the platemark with the tab, 4 7/8 x 3 1/4 inches, archival mounting. A fine impression with exquisite detailing, printed in black ink with strong plate tone. Roussel apparently perfected this plate through a series of 14 states, making […]

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