Bon ÉlecteurArtist(s)Georges RouaultArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Date1918Medium & Supportetching on paperDimensions
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 LineMuseum PurchaseSubject 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 Typeintaglio printCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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illustrations (layout features)
men (male humans)
modern and contemporary art
portfolios (groups of works)