Chelsea Palaces (Black-and-White Version) 1888-89. Etching. Hausberg 16.iii. 3 1/8 x 4 11/16 (image and sheet). Edition about 52 in this state (total printing about 54 impressions). There was a color version that was from a different plate. A rich impression with plate tone, printed by Roussel on cream laid paper. An early proof, before the plate was retouched in 1925. A rich impression with plate tone, printed by Roussel on cream laid paper. An early proof, before the plate was retouched in 1925. Trimmed to the plate and tab by Roussel in imitation of Whistler. Signed on tab 'Theodore Roussel imp' in pencil on the tab indicating an impression printed by the artist. $1,250.
Hausberg writes, "The title of his print refers to the last large seventeenth-century house in Chelsea, Lindsey House. It was built in the early seventeenth century on the site of a farmhouse on Sir Thomas Moore's estate and remodelled in 1674 by the Earl of Lindsey. It subsequently became the London headquarters of the Moravians and, after subdivision, the home of the engineers Sir Marc Isambard Brunel and Isambard Kingdom Brunel andthe artists John Martin and James McNeill Whistler. The house stands today, to the west of Beaufort Street andthe Battersea Bridge, overlooking the Thames."
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