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Georges Rouault, ‘Miserere (Have Mercy)’, 1922-27, Phillips
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Georges Rouault

Miserere (Have Mercy), 1922-27

The complete set of 58 aquatints with drypoint and burnishing over heliogravure, on laid paper watermark Ambroise Vollard, with full margins, loose (as issued), hors-texte, with title, text and justification pages, contained in the original rust-colored linen and parchment-covered portfolio with title in gilt
28 × 21 × 4 1/2 in
71.1 × 53.3 × 11.4 cm
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Portfolio: 28 x 21 x 4 1/2 in. (71.1 x 53.3 x 11.4 cm)

Copy number 208 (of 425) on the …

Portfolio: 28 x 21 x 4 1/2 in. (71.1 x 53.3 x 11.4 cm)

Copy number 208 (of 425) on the justification page (there were also 25 hors commerce in Roman numerals), published by Editions de l'Etoile Filante, Paris.

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They give me a copper plate, and I just dig into it. - Georges Rouault
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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, ‘Miserere (Have Mercy)’, 1922-27, Phillips
Georges Rouault, ‘Miserere (Have Mercy)’, 1922-27, Phillips
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Portfolio: 28 x 21 x 4 1/2 in. (71.1 x 53.3 x 11.4 cm)

Copy number 208 (of 425) on the …

Portfolio: 28 x 21 x 4 1/2 in. (71.1 x 53.3 x 11.4 cm)

Copy number 208 (of 425) on the justification page (there were also 25 hors commerce in Roman numerals), published by Editions de l'Etoile Filante, Paris.

From the Catalogue:
They give me a copper plate, and I just dig into it. - Georges Rouault
Courtesy of …

Medium
Print
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

Miserere (Have Mercy), 1922-27

The complete set of 58 aquatints with drypoint and burnishing over heliogravure, on laid paper watermark Ambroise Vollard, with full margins, loose (as issued), hors-texte, with title, text and justification pages, contained in the original rust-colored linen and parchment-covered portfolio with title in gilt
28 × 21 × 4 1/2 in
71.1 × 53.3 × 11.4 cm
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