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Bon Électeur

Accession Number
1949/2.50

Title
Bon Électeur

Artist(s)
Georges Rouault

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1918

Medium & Support
etching on paper

Dimensions
10 1/2 in x 6 13/16 in (26.67 cm x 17.3 cm);10 1/2 in x 6 13/16 in (26.67 cm x 17.3 cm);19 in x 14 in (48.26 cm x 35.56 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Réincarnations du Père Ubu is a book of prints by French artist, Georges Rouault. Père Ubu refers to a character in the play Ubu Roi by French writer, Alfred Jarry. From around 1916-1939, Rouault was commissioned by Ambroise Vollard to make prints for several books.

Rouault studied under Gustave Moreau, and was influenced by Rembrandt and Moreau in his early work. Religion was a major theme is Rouault's art beginning in 1904.

Physical Description
This print shows a profile of a small, bear-like man from the waist up. He is balding, with a fringe of hair by his neck but none in the center of his head. He wears a light colored, loose fitting garment with thick, dark outlines articulating the parts of his clothing. The background is very dark.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
intaglio print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form. Keywords
books
illustrations (layout features)
men (male humans)
modern and contemporary art
portfolios (groups of works)
profiles (figures)

1 Related Resource

Lives of Christian Saints
(Part of 6 Learning Collections)

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