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Theodore Casimir Roussel. 1847-1926.

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The Sign of the White Horse, Parson's Green. 1906. Etching. Hausberg 68.vii. 4 11/16 x 3 3/16 (image and sheet). Edition about 30 in this state (total about 60 proofs) printed in 7 states. Agnew's label versoIllustrated: Calloway, English Prints for the Collector, p. 161. A rich impression with plate tone, printed by Roussel himself on cream laid paper. Signed on tab 'Theodore Casimir Roussel imp o' in pencil (Whistler used to indicate superior impressions with a number of 'os'. $1,250.

Théodore Casimir Roussel met Whistler in 1885, having become his neighbour in Chelsea, and the two men became lifelong friends. In 1888, encouraged by Whistler, Roussel began experimenting with etching and drypoint.

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