Georges Rouault, ‘La Petite Écuyère (Chapon/Rouault 245)’, 1935, Doyle
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Georges Rouault

La Petite Écuyère (Chapon/Rouault 245), 1935

Color etching and aquatint
12 1/8 × 8 3/8 in
30.8 × 21.3 cm
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from the edition of 280, from Cirque de l'Etoile Filante, published by Vollard, Paris, with …

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Georges Rouault
French, 1871–1958
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A pioneering expressionist painter (influenced by the German Expressionists, though not formally associated with that group), Georges Rouault created pictures recognizable for the thick black brushstrokes that outline their subjects, as in le lutteur, no. 3 (1913). Rouault’s works resemble the cloissonisme of decorative glasswork, a look often attributed to the artist’s teenage years spent as a glass painter’s apprentice. In 1891 Rouault enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts and studied closely under Symbolist Gustave Moreau. He later associated with the Fauvists and collaborated with Henri Matisse and André Derain to organize the Salon d’Automne, an exhibition of progressive art rejected by the more conservative Paris Salon. But rather than create pleasing “armchair” pictures like those of many of his contemporaries, Rouault applied his rough painterly style to religious subjects, clowns, and circus performers, using these motifs to reflect on religion, morality, and modern life.

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from the edition of 280, from Cirque de l'Etoile Filante, published by Vollard, Paris, with good margins, framed.

12.125 x 8.375 inches; 308 x 213 mm.
Sheet: 17.5 x 12.5 inches; 445 x 318 mm.

Condition: Pale lightstain, matstain at sheet edges and verso, some unobtrusive small foxing spots in the margins and verso, …

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Georges Rouault
French, 1871–1958
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A pioneering expressionist painter (influenced by the German Expressionists, though not formally associated with that group), Georges Rouault created pictures recognizable for the thick black brushstrokes that outline their subjects, as in le lutteur, no. 3 (1913). Rouault’s works resemble the cloissonisme of decorative glasswork, a look often attributed to the artist’s teenage years spent as a glass painter’s apprentice. In 1891 Rouault enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts and studied closely under Symbolist Gustave Moreau. He later associated with the Fauvists and collaborated with Henri Matisse and André Derain to organize the Salon d’Automne, an exhibition of progressive art rejected by the more conservative Paris Salon. But rather than create pleasing “armchair” pictures like those of many of his contemporaries, Rouault applied his rough painterly style to religious subjects, clowns, and circus performers, using these motifs to reflect on religion, morality, and modern life.

Georges Rouault

La Petite Écuyère (Chapon/Rouault 245), 1935

Color etching and aquatint
12 1/8 × 8 3/8 in
30.8 × 21.3 cm
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