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Modern to Contemporary Auction | April 21, 2023

Fri, Apr 21, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 47

Georges Rouault Painting

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

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(French, 1871-1958)

Tête de clown (Head of a Clown), signed bottom middle "G Rouault", oil on paper laid on panel, 16-3/4 x 11-3/4 in.; French gilt wood frame, 22-1/2 x 17-5/8 in.

Literature: B. Dorival and I. Rouault, Rouault : l'œuvre peint, Vol.II, Monte-Carlo, 1988, Fondation Georges Rouault

Exhibited: Georges Rouault Retrospective Loan Exhibition, The Institute of Modern Art, Boston, The Phillips Memorial Gallery, Washington, The San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, November 1940-March 1941, accompanied by the exhibition catalog, No. 28, illustrated, exhibition labels verso



panel cradled, crack or crease evident at upper right corner

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Durand-Ruel, Inc, New York, purchased in 1941 for $2,700 (with facsimile of original receipt and with label verso); Estate of Wright Saltus Ludington, Santa Barbara, California; Estate of Charles Townsend Ludington, Jr., Chapel Hill, North Carolina