Artist: Georges Rouault
Artwork: Fleurs Decoratives
Size: 113.5 x 78 cm
Medium: Oil on paper laid down on canvas
Creation year: 1937
Marks: Signed 'G. Rouault' (lower right)
Provenance: The Lefevre Gallery (Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Ltd.), London and Bignou Gallery, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Robinson, Beverly Hills (acquired from the previous, 1938); M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York; Stavros Niarchos, Athens (acquired from the previous, February 1957); Private collection, Europe (by descent from the previous); sale, Christie's, New York, 10 May 2001, lot 379; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owners.
Exhibition history: Berlin, Preussischen Akademie der Kunste, Ausstellung franzosischer Kunst der Gegenwart, June-July 1937, p. 40, no. 255; New York, Bignou Gallery, The Tragic Painters, February-March 1938, no. 7 (illustrated; titled Le vase de fleurs); London, The Lefevre Gallery (Alex Reid & Lefevre, Ltd.), The Tragic Painters, June 1938, no. 15 (illustrated; dated 1926 and titled Le vase de fleurs); (possibly) Los Angeles County Museum, Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Robinson Collection, June-July 1941 (titled Large Still Life); (possibly) Los Angeles County Museum, Thirty Masterpieces of Modern French Art from the Edward G. Robinson Collection, July-September 1949, no. 24; New York, The Museum of Modern Art and Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Forty Paintings from the Edward G. Robinson Collection, March-June 1953, p. 5, no. 27 (illustrated, p. 11; dated 1926 and titled The Vase of Flowers); New York, Wildenstein & Co. Inc., Magic of Flowers in Painting, April-May 1954, no. 68 (dated 1926 and titled Vase of Flowers); Los Angeles County Museum and San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, The Gladys Lloyd Robinson and Edward G. Robinson Collection, September 1956-January 1957, no. 55 (illustrated; dated 1926 and titled The Vase of Flowers); New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc; Ottawa, The National Gallery of Canada and Boston, The Museum of Fine Arts, A Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture from the Niarchos Collection, December 1957-April 1958, pp. 110-112, no. 55 (illustrated, p. 111; titled The Vase of Flowers); London, Tate Gallery, The Niarchos Collection, May-June 1958, p. 12, no. 56 (illustrated, pl. 56; titled The Vase of Flowers.); Athens, National Picture Gallery, The Niarchos Art Collection, August-September 1958, no. 47 (titled Vase with Flowers); Kunsthaus Zurich, Sammlung S. Niarchos, January-March 1959, p. 33, no. 64 (illustrated, p. 41; titled Stilleben mit Blumenvase).