GEORGES ROUAULT (FRENCH 1871-1958)
Three prints from the Miserere series
(i) Miserere mei Deus secundam magnam misericoriam tuam (pl. 4)
signed with initials and dated 1923 GR (lower left); numbered 30 in pencil (lower right)
57 x 41.5 cm (22 1/2 x 16 3/8 in)
(ii) De profundis (pl. 47)
signed and dated G Rouault 1927 (upper right)
43 x 59.7 cm (16 7/8 x 23 1/3 in)
(iii) Nous croyants rois (pl. 7)
signed and dated G ROUAULT 1928 (lower left); numbered 25 in pencil (lower right)
58.6 x 42.1 cm (23 1/8 x 16 3/8 in)
each Heliogravure and acquatint
each conceived in 1922-1927, from the edition of 450
Count Mannassei di Collestate
Redfern Gallery, London, purchased from the above
Private collection, purchased from the above in 1958
F. Chapon & G. Rouault, Rouault: oeuvre gravé, pp. 54-111 (the full set catalogued and illustrated)
Describing his love of print making, Rouault said, 'They give me a copper plate, and I just dig into it.' (Georges Rouault, in M. Wheeler, The Prints of Georges Rouault, New York, 1938).
Commissioned in 1916 by art dealer Ambroise Vollard Rouault’s Miserere series was only partially realised and published in 1948 with 58 prints (it was originally planned as a two-volume book of 50 prints each).
See note to lot 302.
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