Sodome ou Gomorrhe (Visage tragique)

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  • Provenance

    Zack Collection
    Margaret V. and Samuel A. Lewisohn, New York
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Chicago, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Paintings and Prints by George Rouault, October 5 - 31, 1945, no. 11
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Georges Rouault: Paintings and Prints, April 4 – June 3, 1945, no. 60, p. 116 (illustrated, p. 79; titled as Tragic Face)
    New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Lewisohn Collection, November 2 - December 2, 1951, no. 71, p. 15
    Cambridge, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 1960 - 1970 (on extended loan)
    Boston, Institute of Modern Art (on loan)

  • Literature

    Samuel A. Lewisohn, "Rouault - Master of Dissonance", Parnassus, vol. 5, no. 6, November 1933, p. 6 (illustrated; titled as Figure)
    Lionello Venturi, Georges Rouault, New York, 1940, no. 131, p. 75 (illustrated; titled as Poupée, p. 107)
    Lionello Venturi, Rouault, Paris, 1948, no. 94, pp. 83, 115 (illustrated; titled as Poupée, p. 73)
    Isabelle Rouault and Bernard Dorival, Rouault, L'Oeuvre Peint, Monaco, 1988, no. 1287, p. 40 (illustrated)

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Sodome ou Gomorrhe (Visage tragique)

signed and dated "G. Rouault 1930" lower center
gouache and pastel on paper
10 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (27.8 x 22.5 cm.)
Executed in 1930.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

sold for $35,000

Contact Specialist
John McCord
Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
New York
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Morning Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019