Georges Rouault

Negre portant une valise (Negro carrying a case)

Negre portant une valise (Negro carrying a case) by Georges Rouault

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Illustrating Vollard's text provided Rouault with another opportunity to study a victim of society, the black slave, as well as the role played by class and race in human relations. It could be argued, however, that an image such as this also references the stereotypes depicted in popular literature of the period. Rouault worked on the 22 etchings for Les Réincarnations du père Ubu for over a decade and received instant acclaim for his illustrations, in spite of the lukewarm response to Vollard's text.

Title
Negre portant une valise (Negro carrying a case)
Artist/creator
Production date
1928
Medium
etching and aquatint
Dimensions
216 x 301 mm
Inscription
(on the plate) G.R. 1928 (LR). (pencil) P343 (l.r.) Verso; #1725 B (circled) (l.r.) # 12799 (l.l.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1972
Accession no
1972/22/3
Copyright
Copyright Expired
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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