Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Legendary Landscape

Artist:
Georges Rouault (French, Paris 1871–1958 Paris)
Date:
1935
Medium:
Oil on paper, mounted to canvas
Dimensions:
41 x 29 1/8 in. (104.1 x 74 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Richard S. Zeisler, 2007
Accession Number:
2007.247.7
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower center): G Rouault
[Ambroise Vollard, Paris, in 1937]; [Gallery of Modern Art, Inc., New York, until 1949; stock no. JV317; sold on October 15, 1949, to Zeisler]; Richard S. Zeisler, New York (1949–d. 2007; his bequest to MMA)

Paris. Petit Palais. "Les Maîtres de l'art indépendant, 1895–1937," June–October 1937, no. 37 (as "Christ et Enfant dans un paysage," lent by M. A. Vollard) [possibly this picture].

San Diego. La Jolla Museum of Art. "Works of Georges Rouault: Paintings and Graphics," September 25–November 1, 1964, no. 12 (as "Paysage Legendaire," lent by Mr. Richard S. Zeisler, New York City).

Waldemar-George. "Georges Rouault, peintre sacré et maudit." La Renaissance 20 (October–December 1937), p. 24, ill. p. 26, calls it "Christ et enfant" and credits the photograph to Vollard.

Pierre Courthion. Georges Rouault. New York, [1962], p. 465, no. 237, ill. p. 428, calls it "Christ and Child," dates it 1937, and locates it in a private collection.

Donald J. Brewer. Works of Georges Rouault: Paintings and Graphics. Exh. cat., La Jolla Museum of Art. San Diego, 1964, unpaginated, no. 12, ill.

Bernard Dorival and Isabelle Rouault. Rouault, l'œuvre peint. Monte-Carlo, 1988, vol. 2, p. 119, no. 1739, ill., call it "Paysage (Christ et enfant)" and date it 1937.

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