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GEORGES ROUAULT

PASSION


These seventeen original coloured etchings were pulled in Paris by Roger Lacourière. The black & white wood engravings were designed by Georges Rouault, cut by Georges Aubert and printed by by Henri Jourde. All were published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1939 in an edition of 245 with 25 hors commerce copies. The plates were cancelled after printing. The etchings are presented in hand-made gesso frames with gold leaf finish and top quality museum glass which is non reflective with no loss of image. The wood engravings are presented in a choice of hand made oak or black wooden frames.

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Georges Rouault (1871-1958) Passion Etchings and Wood Engravings Born into an impoverished Parisian family, Georges Rouault was apprenticed to a glass painter and restorer at the age of only fourteen. It has been plausibly suggested that the 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 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 1905 Rouault exhibited at the Salon d’Automne with several leading artists who collectively became known as the Fauve (Wild Beast) Group. Their leading light was Matisse but the group also included Marquet, Derain, Vlaminck, Dufy, Braque and van Dongen. Amongst the distinguishing features of Rouault’s work and Fauvism were vivid vibrant colours, often applied from tubes of paint in broad flat sweeps and spontaneously executed. It was during the decade before the Great War that Rouault developed several distinctive themes in his art including depictions of the circus, prostitutes, law courts and religion.


In 1913 the renowned Parisian art dealer Ambroise Vollard purchased the whole of Rouault’s artistic output and four years later became his sole agent, setting him up in a studio. During the 1920s and ’30s Rouault received several major commissions from Vollard to provide illustrations for works which have become amongst the most highly regarded of the twentieth century including Les Réincarnations du Père Ubu, Miserère and Passion. In the inter war period Rouault was probably better known internationally for his prints than his paintings, attested by the fact that he held an exhibition of his prints at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1938 several years before his pictures were shown there. Rouault’s Passion illustrations have been described as having … an intensity of feeling usually equalled only in medieval art, which these plates often recall. Rouault worked upon Passion during 1934-36 and eventually produced 17 coloured etchings (all but one signed with the monogram G.R. and dated 1935 or 1936 in the plate) and 82 black and white wood-engravings (all but one signed G.R. or Georges Rouault and dated 1934, 1935 or 1936 on the block). The etchings were printed by Roger Lacourière and the wood-engraving blocks were cut by George Aubert and printed by Henri Jourde. Passion was issued by Vollard in February 1939 in an edition limited to 270 copies printed on Montval laid paper.


3.

29.8 x 20.4 cm,

£2,000 opposite: 2. 31.2 x 20.9 cm, £3,000 front cover: 1. 30.6 x 21.5 cm, £3,500


4.

30.1 x 21.5 cm,

£1,750


5.

29.8 x 20.3 cm,

£1,750


Nothing is old, nothing is new, save the light of grace underneath which beats a human heart. The way of feeling, of understanding, of loving; the way of seeing the country, the faces that your father saw, that your mother knew. The rest is chimerical. Rouault

6.

31.8 x 20.7 cm,

ÂŁ3,500


7.

29.5 x 20 cm,

£450

8.

29.7 x 20 cm,

£450

9.

29.7 x 20 cm,

£450

10.

29.9 x 20 cm,

£450

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11.

12.

9 x 20 cm,

12 x 20 cm,

£250

15.

14.8 x 20 cm,

£300

16.

10 x 20 cm,

£250

£300

13.

14 x 20 cm,

£300

17.

10.1 x 20 cm,

£250

14.

13 x 20 cm,

£300

18.

13 x 20.2 cm,

£300

All prices include frame, vat and uk delivery


19.

30.9 x 22 cm, ÂŁ2,000 *not initialled in plate


20.

30.7 x 21.7 cm,

£2,000


21.

29.8 x 20.4 cm,

£2,500


22.

30.5 x 21.3 cm,

£2,500


23.

29.5 x 20.2 cm,

25.

30 x 20 cm,

£450

£450

24.

29.5 x 20 cm,

£450

26.

29.5 x 20 cm,

£450

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27.

29.7 x 20 cm,

£450

28.

29.8 x 20.2 cm,

£450

29.

30 x 20.2 cm,

£450

30.

29.6 x 20 cm,

£450

All prices include frame, vat and uk delivery


31.

31.2 x 21.8 cm,

£1,750


32.

31.8 x 20.4 cm,

£3,000


Inevitably influenced by the immense variety of artistic developments in his long lifetime, he nevertheless remained a grand and solitary figure whose work exhibits a compassion and profound sympathy for the human condition that is perhaps unrivalled in modern art. Pierre Courthion, Rouault, Thames & Hudson

33.

31 x 20.8 cm,

ÂŁ2,500


34.

29.8 x 20.2 cm,

£450

35.

29.8 x 20 cm,

£450

36.

29.7 x 20 cm,

£450

37.

30.2 x 20.2 cm,

£450

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38.

30 x 20.2 cm,

£450

39.

29.6 x 20 cm,

£450

40.

29.6 x 20 cm,

£450

41.

29.7 x 20 cm,

£450

All prices include frame, vat and uk delivery


43.

30.3 x 21.3 cm,

opposite:

£1,750 42. 31 x 21 cm, £3,000


44.

32.8 x 23.2 cm,

£1,750


45.

31.1 x 21.3 cm,

£2,500


46.

47.

48.

12 x 20 cm,

13 x 20 cm,

£300

5.5 x 20 cm,

11.9 x 20.1 cm,

£300

51.

10 x 20 cm,

£250

52.

6 x 20 cm,

£200

53.

19 x 20 cm,

£350

£300

12.3 x 20.2 cm,

49.

50.

£300

£175

All prices include frame, vat and uk delivery


These seventeen original coloured etchings were pulled in Paris by Roger Lacourière. The black & white wood engravings were designed by Georges Rouault, cut by Georges Aubert and printed by by Henri Jourde. Published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1939 in an edition of 245 with 25 hors commerce copies. The plates were cancelled after printing. The etchings are presented in hand-made gesso frames with gold leaf finish and top quality museum glass which is non reflective with no loss of image. The wood engravings are presented in a choice of hand made oak or black wooden frames.

visit www.rouaultprints.com

TO ORDER PHONE 01572 821424


GEORGES ROUAULT No other modern painter has so savagely – and so effectively – condemned human iniquity, hypocrisy, malevolence and complacency as Georges Rouault.

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Georges Rouault - Passion  

Coloured etchings and black and white wood engravings from Georges Rouault 1939 suite, Passion.