Chinois Inventa, Dit-on, La Poudre A Canon, Nous En Fit Don

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Chinois Inventa, Dit-On, La Poudre A Canon, Nous En Fit Don

Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958)


The idea for the Miserere arose from the vast human suffering of World War I.  In this plate from the series, a Chinese scholar ponders how gunpowder, which the Chinese had invented to produce delightful fireworks, had been turned to such destructive purposes.

Object Information

artist
Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958)
creation date
19th-20th century
materials
aquatint
dimensions
25 3/4 x 20 in. (sheet)
accession number
78.307
credit line
Gift of W. J. Holliday, Jr.
copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs