Ker Xavier ROUSSEL (Chènes 1867 - L’Étang-la-Ville 1944)
Faun and Nymphs in a Landscape Sold
Pastel and charcoal on light brown paper. Signed and dated K. X. Roussel, 1910 at the lower right.266 x 359 mm. (10 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.) [sight]ACQUIRED BY THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA.ENQUIRE
For much of his mature career, the bulk of Roussel’s work was in the form of pastels. The artist’s large decorative mural schemes were often based on small sketches in oil or pastel, of which the present sheet is a particularly fine and fresh example.
Galerie Paul Vallotton, Lausanne (Inv. 9993)Anonymous sale, Berne, Kornfeld & Klipstein, 12 June 1969, lot 1130 (‘Prachtvolles, unberührt farbfrisches Pastell von 1910’)Peter H. Dietsch, New YorkBy descent to a private collection, London.