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Design for a Frame

A work made of pen and brush and black ink, with graphite and traces of white gouache on semi-transparent yellowish brown wove paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brush and black ink, with graphite and traces of white gouache on semi-transparent yellowish brown wove paper.

Date:

1899–1908

Artist:

Theodore Roussel
French, worked in England, 1847-1926

About this artwork

This particularly bold design for a wide frame molding was conceived, drawn, and even initialed by the artist, but never produced. Roussel also created two variant emblems for the blank cartouche at top center—a cluster of silhouetted flowers resembling anemones, in black, and a salamander before a rising sun, rendered in colors that include metallic pigment.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Theodore Roussel

Title

Design for a Frame

Place

England (Artist's nationality:)

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1899–1908

Medium

Pen and brush and black ink, with graphite and traces of white gouache on semi-transparent yellowish brown wove paper

Dimensions

26.6 × 65 cm (10 1/2 × 25 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Meg and Mark Hausberg

Reference Number

2011.619

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