". . . son avocat, en phrases creuses, clame sa totale inconscience . . ." (Plate 19)

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". . . Son Avocat, En Phrases Creuses, Clame Sa Totale Inconscience . . ." (Plate 19)

Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958)


In a strong social indictment, Rouault presents a trial attorney carelessly turning his back on his client once sentence has been pronounced.

"First, his preliminary drawing is reproduced on the copper plate by the photomechanical process . . .  He then uses almost every instrument known to the engraver and every acid known to the etcher in order to render to his satisfaction the tones and values of his unique images."
-James Thrall Soby on Rouault's Miserere

Object Information

artist
Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958)
creation date
1922
materials
aquatint over photogravure
dimensions
25 3/8 x 20 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
"Ambroise Vollard. Arches"
accession number
61.15
credit line
Jacob Metzger Fund
copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors