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Georges Rouault

Danse macabre I

Despair, Desire and Delight: Works from an Outstanding Private Collection

Georges Rouault

Georges Rouault

Danse macabre I

Danse macabre I

Despair, Desire and Delight: Works from an Outstanding Private Collection

Georges Rouault

1871 - 1958

Danse macabre I


signed G.R. (lower right)

oil over a printed paper base laid down on canvas

39.8 by 29.7cm., 15⅝ by 11¾in.

Framed: 62.5 by 54.1cm., 24⅝ by 21¼in.

Painted circa 1938.

Executed on paper and laid down on canvas, the edges are taped. Inspection under UV light reveals a milky varnish through which UV light cannot fully penetrate, however, there are no obvious signs of retouching. There is tear (approx. 3cm) towards the lower left corner. There is some light surface dirt and several surface accretions. The sheet is slightly undulating in places. This work is in overall good condition.


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Collection Buffaut, Lyon

Galerie Creuzevault, Paris

Dr Georg & Josi Guggenheim (acquired from the above in 1959)

Sale: Christie's, London, 10th February 2005, lot 53

Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Bernard Dorival & Isabelle Rouault, Rouault, L'Œuvre peint, Monaco, 1988, vol. II, no. 1935, illustrated p. 162