L'Automne

 
Artist
Printer
Creation date
Publisher
Ambrose Vollard
Materials
color aquatint
Mark Descriptions
signed in ink L.R.: Georges Rouault
Dimensions
22 5/8 x 30 5/8 in. (sheet)
Credit line
Gift of Mr. William Gumberts
Accession number
71.56
Collection
Not Currently On View

The consignment of Rouault's largest color etching to an interpretation of the standard bathers theme seems a surprising departure for the artist whom Time magazine characterized as ‘the somberest painter now alive" and the "monk of modern art" in 1938.

Rouault's sequestration of color within heavy black outlines harkens back to his apprenticeship to a stained glass maker in the 1880s.

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