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Georges Rouault

Paysage biblique

Georges Rouault

Georges Rouault

Paysage biblique

Paysage biblique

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Georges Rouault

1871 - 1958

Paysage biblique 


signed G Rouault (lower right)

oil on paper laid down on panel

49.5 by 68cm., 19½ by 26¾in.

Framed: 77.5 by 96.5cm., 30½ by 38 in.

Painted in 1946-48.

Oil on paper laid down on panel; the panel is cradled. Inspection under UV light reveals a think milky varnish through which UV light cannot fully penetrate, however, UV light does reveal some spots of retouching to the composition, including some to the upper part of the left edge, two small spots beneath the sun and a few tiny spots towards the centre of the lower edge. There are two slightly raised vertical creases to the paper, one to the left part of the composition and one to the right part of the composition visible under raking light. There are a few tiny surface accretions in places. There is some frame abrasion to the extreme edges. This work is in overall good condition. 


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Private Collection, Japan (acquired in 1998. Sold: Sotheby's, London, 23rd June 2011, lot 186)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
Bernard Dorival & Isabelle Rouault, Rouault, L'Œuvre peint, Monte Carlo, 1988, vol. II, no. 2355, illustrated p. 234