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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Georges Rouault
PASSION
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 218,500 USD
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237

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Georges Rouault
PASSION
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 218,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Georges Rouault
1871 - 1958
PASSION
Signed G Rouault (toward lower right)
Oil on paper mounted on canvas
32 3/4 by 25 3/4 in.
83.2 by 65.4 cm
Painted in 1939.
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Provenance

Ambroise Vollard, Paris
Alexandre Farra, Paris
Theodore Schempp & Co., Paris
Acquired from the above in 1951 and thence by descent

Literature

Bernard Dorival & Isabelle Rouault, Rouault: l'oeuvre peint, vol. II, Monte Carlo, 1988, no. 1527, illustrated p. 83

Catalogue Note

Georges Rouault was the favorite student of Gustave Moreau and was likely influenced by his master's seminal work, L'apparition, in his later depictions of religious subject matter. Rouault complements his sacred subject with a Cloisonnist style in which the figure is delineated with black outlines and framed by a decorative border, evoking the imagery of stained glass. Unlike other artists who employed Cloisonnist technique however, Rouault employs boundless expressionistic brushstrokes that deconstruct forms and bring his artwork to the edge of abstraction.

Painted in 1939, the present work was one of the last pieces acquired by the renowned French art dealer Ambroise Vollard before he tragically died in a car accident.

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