Roussel, Theodore (1847-1926), 'Chelsea Embankment with Albert Bridge in the Background', Etching, 1888

'Chelsea Embankment with Albert Bridge in the Background', Etching, 1888

£750.00
Printed on wove paper. Unsigned, with the artist's tab. Extremely rare, one of only 2 known proofs in this state. Trimmed to the platemark by the artist.

This print is one of Roussel's earliest Chelsea prints, perhaps rejected at an early stage because the reversed subject is confusing. The row of shops should have been on the left, with the River Thames and Albert Bridge in the background at the right. The plate was most likely etched from nature without initial concern about proper orientation of the street and river. Roussel's other Chelsea etchings are reversed, but in those subjects the effect is not visually disturbing.

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Image Size/Plate Size 6.9 x 10.6 cm
Reference Hausberg 6, state i/ii
Provenance Phillip Lyon Roussel

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