May 1, 04:11 PM GMT
50,000 - 70,000 USD
1871 - 1958
oil and gouache on paper laid down on paper mounted on canvas
41¾ by 29½ in. (106 by 75 cm.)
Executed circa 1935-40.
The Fondation Georges Rouault has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Estate of the artist
Thence by descent to the present owner
Paris, Grand Palais, Le Biennale de Paris, 2017, n.n.
Kitakyushu, Kitakyushi Municipal Museum of Art, Georges Rouault L'Oeuvre magnifié l'art sacré et la modernité, 2019, no. 25, illustrated in color in the catalogue
Much of Rouault's work remained indebted to his apprenticeship with glaziers as a teenager. The artist retained an enduring passion for this craft, and the juxtaposition of the vibrant greens, yellows and reds and the use of heavy contours resembling lead tracery reflect his early training. Rouault returns to the craft with the present work, a design for a stained-glass window executed by Jean Herbert-Stevens in 1939.