Dawn

A work made of color etching, aquatint, soft ground, and drypoint on ivory wove paper.

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  • A work made of color etching, aquatint, soft ground, and drypoint on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1912–13

Artist:

Theodore Roussel
French, worked in England, 1847-1926

About this artwork

In this work, the artist merged classical imagery of the personification of Dawn and a group of bathing nymphs with a dense veil of foliage and fog. The largest and in many ways most ambitious of Roussel’s prints, Dawn was created from 13 copper and zinc plates; the plate dedicated to the figure at the top was taken through ten states. This finished impression retains narrow margins showing the registration lines used to guide the multiplate printing process.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Theodore Roussel

Title

Dawn

Origin

England

Date

1912–1913

Medium

Color etching, aquatint, soft ground, and drypoint on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

670 × 313 mm (image, trimmed within plate mark); 706 × 350 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Meg and Mark Hausberg

Reference Number

2011.589

Extended information about this artwork

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