The Pastoral Play

A work made of etching with foul biting in blue-green on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching with foul biting in blue-green on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1888

Artist:

Theodore Roussel
French, worked in England, 1847-1926

About this artwork

Lady Archibald Campbell, born Janey Sevilla Callander, was an aristocratic patron of Whistler’s and the subject of three etchings and one pastel by Roussel. She performed in pastoral plays (outdoor theater), which she and her husband produced; this etching shows her at right, in the role of Pierrot in Théodore de Banville’s Le baiser. The play was performed on August 8, 1888, in Cannizaro Wood in the London suburb of Wimbledon. Part of the audience that day, Roussel apparently created the sketch for the print on the spot.

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Artist

Theodore Roussel

Title

The Pastoral Play

Origin

England

Date

1888

Medium

Etching with foul biting in blue-green on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

159 × 218 mm (image/plate); 165 × 213 mm (sheet, with signature tab)

Credit Line

Gift of Meg and Mark Hausberg

Reference Number

2011.437

Extended information about this artwork

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