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Theodore Casimir Roussel. 1847-1926.

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The Avon on the Road to Bexhill. 1919. Drypoint. Hausberg 115.iv. 4 1/2 x 5 7/8 (sheet 6 3/8 x 8 1/4). About 12 proofs in this state; total printing about 22. A rich impression with plate tone, printed by Roussel himself on cream wove paper. Signed on tab 'Theodore Roussel imp' in pencil on the tab indicating an impression printed by the artist. $750.

Haouberg writes, page. 138, "According to Mackay, 'the plate was completely drawn out of doors.' Notation is the margins indicate that impressions of the final state wre printed on July 15th, 1919.

Bexhill lies just west of St. Leonards'on'Sea, where Roussel lived from 1914. The River Avon does not flow near the area, so the Avon of the title may be a satirical reference to the tiny rivulet pictured in the print, or a misidentification by the artist."

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