Georges ROUAULT Miserere Plate LXXVII 57
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This is an original aquatint and engraving from Miserere by Georges Rouault, entitled " Obeissant jusqu'a la mort et a la mort de la croix " ( Obedient unto death and to death on the cross ). Plate LXXVII (57). From the original edition of 450, printed by Jacquemin of Paris on heavy laid paper with Arches and Ambroise Vollard watermarks, and published in 1948 by La Société d'Edition l'Etoile Filante of Paris. Signed and dated in the plate. Plate measures 16.5" by 22.75". Frame measures 23.75" by 30" by 1" and weighs an estimated 10-15 lbs. We have not examined the print outside its frame, and this item is being sold "as is". We will not dismantle the frame to ship the print separately. Purchased from the Parke-Bernet Galleries of New York city in 1972 and framed shortly thereafter. Copy of original receipt may be provided at time of sale.
All 58 prints from Miserere were recently featured at the Museum of Bibilical Art in New York city in a show entitled "This Anguished World of Shadows: Georges Rouault's Miserere et Guerre", which ran from 3/30/06 to 5/28/06. This was the first time the complete work had been shown in New York in almost 40 years. This exhibition was especially notable due to the limited number of editions of Miserere which remain intact. The museum published a 192-page color catalog for the exhibition which features almost 80 images, including all 58 plates. Published by MOBIA and D. Giles Limited of London, it includes contributions from MOBIAs curatorial staff, a large bibliography, an essay on the artist's printmaking techniques, and the main essay is contributed by Soo Yun Kang of Chicago State University, author of Rouault in Perspective. For more information we suggest visiting the MOBIA website.
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