Lot n° 38
1200 - 1500
Result with fees
: 2 176EUR
Georges ROUAULT. Autograph manuscript signed,... - Lot 38 - Ader
Georges ROUAULT. Autograph manuscript signed, Suite à "Souvenirs intimes," October 12, 1939; 9 folio sheets of drawing paper, with numerous erasures and corrections, light wash and watercolor on the back of some sheets.
Important unpublished autobiographical manuscript, answer to 26 points of a questionnaire (attached), in view of a book on Rouault, in the series of the Masters of the West. Rouault evokes his beginnings as a painter and then as an illustrator, his meeting with Vollard, his admirations, the composition of Le Cirque de l'Étoile filante, the constitution of his palette, his literary, musical and artistic tastes, his first exhibition, his practice of painting, etc. He gives memories of his mother, his master Gustave Moreau, Ambroise Vollard, etc.
We quote here the first lines, answer to the 1st question: "At what age did you conceive your first canvas or drawing? I was barely able to stand on two feet before I learned to read and write, marveling at a lapis lazuli or a Chinese vermilion, up in Belleville where my aunts were watercoloring, painting on porcelain and fans. - I dabbled with application and made my first weapons "...
A first version of the text can be read on the back of the sheets, covered with clear wash or watercolor.
A L.A.S. is attached, Beaumont-sur-Sarthe September 18, 1939, to Erich Chlomovitch asking him to send a questionnaire, and the questionnaire in question probably in the hand of the latter.
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