Une Valise

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Une Valise

Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958)


Ubu began life in 1896 as a character who epitomized the mediocrity and stupidity of middle-class officialdom in an absurdist play by Alfred Jarry.

Vollard became obsessed with the character and wrote or published ten works on the subject ending with the Reincarnations of Father Ubu in 1928, illustrated by Rouault.

Object Information

artist
Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958)
creation date
1928
materials
etching and aquatint
dimensions
12 5/8 x 17 5/8 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
signed in ink, below image, L.R.: G Rouault | inscribed in ink, below image, L.L.: 56/225
accession number
71.191
credit line
McKee Foundation
copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors