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Georges Rouault RÊincarnations du Père Ubu 23 miniature etchings goldmark


We are delighted to be able to offer this scarce set of miniature Rouault prints. These delightful etchings are shown actual size. The price of ÂŁ450 each covers vat, frame and uk delivery. We have one set only and have never seen them before. The edition size is 210. Each etching is initialled in the plate.

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Georges Rouault Réincarnations du Père Ubu


Georges Rouault RÊincarnations du Père Ubu

23 miniature etchings

goldmark 2011


1.

Colonial Scourge shown actual size


Georges Rouault Réincarnations du Père Ubu Born into an impoverished Parisian family, Georges Rouault was apprenticed to a glass painter and restorer at the early age of fourteen. It has been plausibly suggested that the thick leaded outlines and vibrant colours which Rouault became accustomed to seeing in stained glass production were the source of the heavy black contours and glowing colours which he often adopted in his own mature paintings and prints. In 1891 Rouault entered the École des Beaux-Arts where his tutors included the symbolist painter Gustave Moreau who had an early influence upon his work. In 1913 Rouault’s career became seriously intertwined with the renowned Parisian art dealer Ambroise Vollard when the latter purchased the whole of his artistic output and four years later became his sole agent and also set him up in a studio. During the 1920s and ’30s Rouault received several major commissions from Vollard for works which have become amongst the most highly regarded of the 20th century including Réincarnations du Père Ubu, Miserere and Passion.


2.

Père Ubu shown actual size


The inspiration for the Ubu illustrations was Alfred Jarry’s play Ubu Roi (King Ubu) of 1896 which is considered to be one of the seminal dramatic works in the theatre of the absurd and hence a forerunner of surrealist theatre and art. Rouault’s images for Réincarnations du Pére Ubu have quite a complex history in that they were initially made in 1918/19 to illustrate the subject of Ubu in the colonies when Vollard had trial prints pulled but no editions were issued. Some ten years later, in 1928/29, Rouault retouched the original copper plates which hadn’t been cancelled and Vollard issued them under the title Réincarnations du Père Ubu in 1932. Finally in 1955 a new edition (as offered here) was commissioned by the Société Normande des Amis du Livre using ‘smaller format’ plates than were made for the 1932 edition. For the earlier edition it had been Vollard’s intention to use the smaller plates to accompany an index of the images but this plan had never been activated. In summary, although the smaller plates were created, initialled and dated GR 1929 in the plate they were never used until 1955 for this superb Société Normande edition. The latter was issued in a limited edition of just 210 copies printed by Fequet & Baudier of Paris.


3.

The Scheming Politician shown actual size


4.

Two Stout Women shown actual size

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5.

Frontispiece shown actual size


6.

The Good Voter shown actual size

ÂŁ450 each including frame, vat and uk delivery


7.

The Colonial Official shown actual size


8.

The Emancipated Black shown actual size


9.

The Theatre Director shown actual size


10.

Mademoiselle Irma shown actual size

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11.

Tropical Landscape shown actual size


12.

Profile shown actual size

ÂŁ450 each including frame, vat and uk delivery


13.

Bambula shown actual size


14.

Girl with a Wide-Brimmed Hat shown actual size


15.

False Prude shown actual size


16.

Rock Crystal shown actual size

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17.

The Wedding shown actual size


18.

Nude shown actual size

ÂŁ450 each including frame, vat and uk delivery


19.

Flying Fish shown actual size


20.

Seated Nude shown actual size

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21.

Incantation shown actual size


22.

The Good Candidate, Budubadabu shown actual size


23.

Variation on Tropical Landscape shown actual size


Specification 23 etchings from copper plates. Published in 1955. Edition size 210. All prints are initialled in the plate. Paper size 27.5 x 20 cm. Frame size 33 x 25 cm.

All prints are ÂŁ450 each including frame, vat and uk delivery

www.rouaultprints.com


www.rouaultprints.com

Goldmark Gallery Orange Street Uppingham Rutland 01572 821424 Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.30, Sunday 2.30 - 5.30 and Bank Holidays www.goldmarkart.com

July 2011


Georges Rouault - Réincarnations duPère Ubu  

Catalogue showing 23 miniature etchings by Georges Rouault.

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