GEORGES ROUAULT (French, 1871-1958). Saint-Jean Baptiste, circa 1931-39. Oil on paper laid on board. 20 x 15-1/4 inches ...
Saint-Jean Baptiste, circa 1931-39
Oil on paper laid on board
20 x 15-1/4 inches (50.8 x 38.7 cm)
Signed and dated lower right: G Rouault 1939
Mrs. Jonathan Griffith, London;
Dalzell Hatfield Gallery, Los Angeles, California;
Marian G. Hendrie, Denver, Colorado, acquired in 1942;
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, gift from the above, 1966;
Sotheby's, London, March 29, 2000, lot 44.
B. Dorival & I. Rouault, Georges Rouault: L'Oeuvre Peint, vol. II, Monte Carlo, 1988, p. 94, no. 1587, illustrated.
Condition Report*:Framed Dimensions 29.75 X 24.5 Inches
Rouault, Georges:After working with stained glass makers, Rouault studied under Moreau, later becoming the curator of the Moreau Museum, where he was introduced to Matisse, Marquet, and other artists who would eventually become known as Fauvists. While first concentrating on macabre images of prostitutes and clowns, Rouault eventually turned to infusing his painting with a sympathetic tone. Often using religious subject matter, Rouault's Expressionistic style remained clearly influenced by his experience working with stained glass.
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