Le Dernier Romantique
Artwork: Le Dernier Romantique
Size: 68 x 50.1 cm
Medium: Oil on paper laid down on canvas
Creation year: 1937
Marks: Signed 'G Rouault' (lower right); signed again and titled 'G. Rouault Le dernier romantique' (on the reverse)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Ambroise Vollard, Paris (acquired from the artist, May 1937); Ruth and Harry Bakwin, New York (by 1940); sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, 20 October 1976, lot 66; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition history: Paris, Petit Palais, Les maitres de l'art independant, 1895-1937, June-October 1937, p. 40, no. 41; San Francisco, Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate International Exposition, 1940, p. 85, no. 695; New York, The Museum of Modern Art and Chicago, Renaissance Society, Georges Rouault: Paintings and Prints, 1945, p. 129, no. 76 (illustrated, p. 95); Baltimore Museum of Art, Themes and Variations in Painting and Sculpture, April-May 1948, p. 55, no. 17 (illustrated, p. 21); Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts and Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Georges Rouault, May-June 1952, p. 54, no. 36 (illustrated, p. 37); Paris, Musee national d'art moderne, Georges Rouault, July-October 1952, p. 27, no. 54 (illustrated, pl. XI); New York, The Museum of Modern Art; The Cleveland Museum of Art and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rouault: Retrospective Exhibition, March-August 1953, p. 29; Milan, Galleria d'arte moderna, Mostra di Georges Rouault, April-June 1954, p. 19, no. 58 (illustrated, p. 20); Edinburgh, The Royal Scottish Academy and London, Tate Gallery, Rouault, August-November 1966, p. 51, no. 71 (illustrated); New York, Wildenstein & Co. Inc., The Dr. and Mrs. Harry Bakwin Collection, October-November 1967, p. 55, no. 35 (illustrated, p. 35; dated circa 1935); Paris, Musee national d'art moderne, Georges Rouault: Exposition du Centenaire, May-September 1971, p. 94, no. 45 (illustrated in color, p. 95; with incorrect support); New York, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Georges Rouault: Judges, Clowns and Whores, May-June 2007, p. 56, no. 26 (illustrated; illustrated again, p. 29); Boston College, McMullen Museum of Art, Mystic Masque: Semblance and Reality in Georges Rouault, August-December 2008, p. 555, no. 50 (illustrated in color)

Christie's New York

Date: 2018-05-16
Lot Number: 389