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Portrait of Basil Gotto (Black and White Version)

A work made of drypoint in black, with selective wiping of plate tone, on ivory japanese paper.
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  • A work made of drypoint in black, with selective wiping of plate tone, on ivory japanese paper.

Date:

1901

Artist:

Theodore Roussel
French, worked in England, 1847-1926

About this artwork

Roussel was among the founding members of the Chelsea Arts Club in 1891, along with other artists such as James McNeill Whistler, Paul Maitland, Phil May, and Walter Sickert. Sculptor Basil Gotto was soon accepted into membership and later served as chairman from 1913 to 1915. A friend and admirer of Roussel, he was also a collector of his prints and paintings, and around 1902 even helped print some impressions of Roussel’s color etchings. This drypoint image of Gotto— shown in an early state—was made around the same time as Roussel’s dramatic self-portrait. He began a second portrait of Gotto, intended as a color print, but did not complete the project.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Theodore Roussel

Title

Portrait of Basil Gotto (Black and White Version)

Place

England (Artist's nationality)

Date

1901

Medium

Drypoint in black, with selective wiping of plate tone, on ivory Japanese paper

Dimensions

Image: 8.1 × 7.5 cm (3 1/4 × 3 in.); Plate: 25.1 × 18.9 cm (9 15/16 × 7 1/2 in.); Sheet, with signature tab: 25.9 × 18.9 cm (10 1/4 × 7 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Meg and Mark Hausberg

Reference Number

2011.489

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