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(1871 - Paris - 1958)


L’Ane or Aliboron - 1926

Lithograph. Signed in graphite and red pencil lower right, with the title at the top and annotations at the bottom. Publisher’s dry stamp “La Galerie des Peintres Graveurs” lower right (Lugt 1057b) and identification stamps lower left. Printed by Edmond Frapier, Paris.


Size of sheet: 50 x 33 cm.


Rouault 337; Verney and Lemaresquier 109 I/IV.


As per the identifications of the publisher Edmond Frapier, this is a trial proof of the first state (Lugt 2921b and 2921c). Only a few impressions were issued. Very rare.

Georges Rouault: L'âne (Aliboron)

  • In the late 1880s, Rouault had trained as an apprentice with a glass painter and restorer and, in the early 1890s, studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, under the symbolist master, Gustave Moreau (1826-1898). Both these experiences certainly influenced his style, as did his friendships at the turn-of-the-century with some of the leading Fauves, including Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet and Henri Manguin.

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