Jean-Francois jamais ne chante alleluia (Plate 25)

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Jean-Francois jamais ne chante alleluia (Plate 25)

Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958)


Jean-François is an exemplar of a new social class in what Rouault called "the post-Christian era"-the proletariat, who inhabited a godless society.

When the Miserere was begun in 1916, Rouault entered an exclusive contract with Vollard for all of his work, finished and unfinished.  While this provided security for Rouault, it also exposed him to the whims of his dealer, who began many projects with the artist and left many undone.

Object Information

artist
Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958)
creation date
1923
materials
etching and aquatint over photogravure
dimensions
25 1/2 x 19 3/4 in.
mark descriptions
Ambroise Vollard Arches | signed L.R.: "1923 G Rouault"
accession number
69.88
credit line
Daniel P. Erwin Fund
copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors