Pierrot, Portrait of the Lady A. C.

A work made of drypoint in black on cream wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of drypoint in black on cream wove paper.

Date:

1888

Artist:

Theodore Roussel
French, worked in England, 1847-1926

About this artwork

Around 1882 the society figure Lady Archibald Campbell commissioned Whistler to paint her portrait, and in 1884 he made an oil sketch of her performing outdoors in the role of Orlando in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Several years later, Roussel portrayed her in costume for her role in Banville’s Le baiser. Unlike The Pastoral Play, which he sketched during the performance, these two prints and a related pastel must have been created during one or more formal sittings.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Theodore Roussel

Title

Pierrot, Portrait of the Lady A. C.

Origin

England

Date

1888

Medium

Drypoint in black on cream wove paper

Dimensions

75 × 80 mm (image); 118 × 94 mm (plate); 122 × 95 mm (sheet, with signature tab)

Credit Line

Gift of Meg and Mark Hausberg

Reference Number

2011.440

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