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Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958): Wood-Engravings

Gauguin / Camoin / Derain / Matisse / Rouault / Vlaminck
Rouault 1: Miserere / Rouault 2: Miserere 2 / Rouault 3: Miserere 3 / Rouault 4: Miserere 4
Rouault 5: Passion, Fleurs de Mal / Rouault 6: Pere Ubu / Rouault 7: Lithographs / Rouault 8: Wood-Engravings

For an introduction to Rouault in general and the Miserere in particular, please click here.

"The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters": Goya’s Caprichos etchings (1799), Durer's Ship of Fools woodcuts (1494), David Deuchar’s etchings (1786) after Hans Holbein’s Dance of Death, John Martin’s Paradise Lost mezzotints (1823-25), and Georges Rouault’s Miserere mixed-media intaglios (1922-1928)
Rouault did not make any woodcuts or wood-engravings, but he designed a great many of them to be cut by Georges Aubert (who also cut many wood-engravings for Picasso). Rouault, eggedd on by Ambroise Vollard, imagined a number of grand artist's books, greand both in conception and in size. In this enterprise, Aubert was a willing collaborator whose skills as a wood-engraver were unmatched by anyone in the 1920s-1930s.
Cover Page, Réincarnations de Père Ubu (C & R Volume I, p. 125). Printed in 1931 for Ambroise Vollard, Editeur. This is a trial mockup of the cover page of the portfolio published in 1932 containing the text of Vollard's Réincarnations de Père Ubu illustrated with Rouault's intaglios and wood-engravings by Georges Aubert after drawings on wood by Rouault. Dated MCMXXXI at the bottom of the sheet. Paper size: 440x330mm. See immediately below for the work printed on the reverse of this cover page.
Dancing Woman: Frontispiece, Réincarnations de Père Ubu (C & R Volume I, p. 125). Woodcut after Rouault's drawing upon the wood block by Georges Aubert; executed under Roualut's supervision. Printed in 1931 for Ambroise Vollard, Editeur. This is a trial mockup of the frontispiece of the portfolio published in 1932 containing the text of Vollard's Réincarnations de Père Ubu illustrated with Rouault's intaglios and wood-engravings by Georges Aubert after drawings on wood by Rouault. Printed on the verso of the Cover page pictured above. Paper size: 440x330mm. Price: $1000.
Seated nude. Wood engraving by Georges Aubert for Rouault's 1938 Cirque de l'etoile filant / Circus of the Shooting Star, published by Ambroise Vollard in an edition of 250. Rouault drew the image on the woodblock for Aubert to cut and supervised the production of the print. Ours is a proof on thin wove paper without text apart from the book. Image size: 298x198mm. Paper size: 456x318mm Special Price: $350.
Clown and Equestrienne. Wood engraving by Georges Aubert for Rouault's 1938 Cirque de l'etoile filant / Circus of the Shooting Star, published by Ambroise Vollard in an edition of 250. Rouault drew the image on the woodblock for Aubert to cut and supervised the production of the print. Ours is a proof on thin wove paper without text apart from the book. Mat-staining in the area between the mat window and the image. Image size: 298x198mm. Paper size: 456x318mm Special Price: $400.
The Conversation. Wood engraving by Georges Aubert for Rouault's 1938 Cirque de l'etoile filant / Circus of the Shooting Star, published by Ambroise Vollard in an edition of 250. Rouault drew the image on the woodblock for Aubert to cut and supervised the production of the print. Ours is a proof without text on heavy Arches paper in an edition of 100 apart from the book. Signed in the block lower left. Paper size: 280x372mm. Image size: 182x196mm. Price: $500.

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Dr. Paille and Prof. Poutre. Wood engraving by Georges Aubert for Rouault's 1938 Cirque de l'etoile filant / Circus of the Shooting Star, published by Ambroise Vollard in an edition of 250. Rouault drew the image on the woodblock for Aubert to cut and supervised the production of the print. Ours is a proof without text on heavy Arches paper in an edition of 100 apart from the book; there is a full-page illustration of this work with text in François Chapon's Le livre des livres de Rouault (Monte Carlo: Andre Sauret, 1992), p. 143. Paper size: 280x372mm. Image size: 164x192mm. Price: $500.
Christ on the Cross. Wood engraving by Georges Aubert for Rouault's 1939 The Passion, published by Ambroise Vollard in an edition of 245 plus 25 HC impressions. Rouault drew the image on the woodblock for Aubert to cut and supervised the production of the print. Ours is a numbered proof (5/100) in an edition of 100 without text apart from the book. Paper size: 280x372mm. Image size: 121x196mm. Price: $750.

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Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Prints and Drawings

Prints by Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Charles Camoin, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Henri Edmond Cross,
Edgar Degas, Sonia Delaunay, Maurice Denis, André Derain, Susanne Duchamp, Raoul Dufy, Jean-Louis Forain,
Paul Gauguin, Marie Laurencin, Edouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Berthé Morisot, Pablo Picasso,
Pierre Auguste Renoir, Georges Rouault, Ker Xavier Roussel, Paul Signac, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Suzanne Valadon,
Maurice de Vlaminck, James A. McNeill Whistler, and others.

Drawings by Albert Besnard, Andre Barbier, Henri Edmond Cross, Jean-Louis Forain, Eva Gonzales,
Marie Laurencin, Maximilien Luce, and Georges Rouault.

Hand-colored prints by Mary Cassatt, Marc Chagall, Sonja Delaunay, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.

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