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L'Agonie des Fleurs (Black and White Version)

A work made of etching, softground, and aquatint in black on cream wove imitation japanese paper.
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  • A work made of etching, softground, and aquatint in black on cream wove imitation japanese paper.

Date:

1890–95

Artist:

Theodore Roussel
French, worked in England, 1847-1926

About this artwork

This still life is Roussel’s best-known print and represents the culmination of his experiments in combining soft ground and aquatint with line etching. The powerful effect of rich blacks, subtle grays, and sensitively placed brighter, unetched areas elevates the unpretentious subject matter—an arrangement of dying flowers in a vase of decorative stoneware, which was readily available for purchase in late 19th-century London.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Theodore Roussel

Title

L'Agonie des Fleurs (Black and White Version)

Place

England (Artist's nationality)

Date

1890–1895

Medium

Etching, softground, and aquatint in black on cream wove imitation Japanese paper

Dimensions

Image: 44.5 × 34.6 cm (17 9/16 × 13 5/8 in.); Plate: 45.2 × 34.8 cm (17 13/16 × 13 3/4 in.); Sheet: 48.2 × 36.9 cm (19 × 14 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Meg and Mark Hausberg

Reference Number

2011.480

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