['The Little Gate' - Chelsea.]
Etching, 205 x 165mm. 8 x 6½".
The fine wrought-iron gate to 4 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. By Theodore Casimir Roussel (1847 - 1926), English painter and etcher of French birth. He was born and educated in France and settled in England in 1878, when he quickly established a reputation. In 1885 he was introduced to James McNeill Whistler, his neighbour in Chelsea, London, and in consequence a lifelong friendship was formed. In 1888 Whistler introduced him to the techniques of etching and drypoint. As Roussel was a member of Whistler’s London circle his work was influenced by the latter in style and choice of subject-matter. Scarce.
Guichard: pg.57. Longford 'Images of Chelsea': 552.
[Ref: 11675] £330.00