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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.




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, this print, another print and a related pastel must have been created during one or more formal sittings.


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Theodore Roussel


Pierrot, Portrait of the Lady A. C.


England (Artist's nationality:)

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Drypoint in black on cream wove paper


Image: 7.5 × 8 cm (3 × 3 3/16 in.); Plate: 11.8 × 9.4 cm (4 11/16 × 3 3/4 in.); Sheet, with signature tab: 12.2 × 9.5 cm (4 13/16 × 3 3/4 in.)

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Gift of Meg and Mark Hausberg

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