Roussel, Theodore (1847-1926), 'Study of Agnes (Second Plate)', Drypoint, 1924

'Study of Agnes (Second Plate)', Drypoint, 1924

Agnes Mackay (1889 – 1980) was a poet and critic by vocation. She was the niece of Roussel’s second wife, Ethel Croall Melville, who died in 1917. After Ethel’s death, Agnes moved to St Leonards – on – Sea to take charge of the household, which comprised Roussel and, the thirteen year – old, Marion Melville. Agnes acted as studio assistant and companion to Roussel until his death, in 1926. She then moved to Upper Cheyne Row, with Marion Melville and then to France in 1937. Firstly to St Tropez and then to Paris where she died.

Three Items comprising:

1.Original Celluloid plate (size: 35.6 x 29.9 cm)
2. Drypoint (one of three known proofs in the first state. Printed in purple toned ink, on Van Gelder laid paper, and signed and inscribed ‘1st State’. Printed within the platemark. Reference: H. 137 i/iii.
3.Drypoint. One of about fifteen impressions, this one in red - orange toned ink. Printed within the platemark on Van Gelder laid paper and signed in pencil. Reference: H. 137 iii/iii.

Size 12.5 x 11.5 cm
Reference Hausberg 137

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