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The Sea at Bognor

A work made of monotype in two tones of greenish-blue ink on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of monotype in two tones of greenish-blue ink on ivory laid paper.




Theodore Roussel
French, worked in England, 1847-1926

About this artwork

Roussel was a pioneer in color etching in Britain, and a series of trial proofs illustrates his creative process. For many of the proofs, colored ink was painted onto the plate and then apparently printed without using a press. The completed version of this soft ground etching was among a set of nine color prints first exhibited in 1899. Roussel also made a painting of the same view of sky, sea, and shore at Bognor Regis, located on the southern coast of England.


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Theodore Roussel


The Sea at Bognor


France (Object made in)

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Made 1895


Monotype in two tones of greenish-blue ink on ivory laid paper


Image: 4.6 × 14 cm (1 13/16 × 5 9/16 in.); Sheet; platemark only partially visible: 10 × 15 cm (3 15/16 × 5 15/16 in.)

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Gift of Meg and Mark Hausberg

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