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    Sale 2497 | Lot 169
    Price Realized: $35,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2497 Lot 169

      ROUAULT, GEORGES. Cirque de l'Étoile Filante. 17 color aquatints by Rouault printed by Roger Lacourière. 82 wood engravings cut by George Aubert. 448x344 mm; 17 3/4x13 inches, full margins. Elzévier Plantin text cut by Aubert and printed by Henri Jourde at Aux Deux Ours; the table of contents with 17 woodcuts after Rouault by Aubert. Folio, contents loose as issued in publisher's printed cream wrappers printed in black and red with woodcut illustration on front cover; original glassine dust wrapper. Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1938

      Estimate $30,000 - 40,000

      an excellent copy with brilliant impressions and vibrant colors. number 123 of 215 copies on vergé de montval. The color etchings were beautifully printed by Lacourière, who introduced Rouault to lift-ground, or, sugar aquatint process. "Rouault made the black key plates and Lacourière the color ones, each of which printed two or more colors in the same range - a difficult procedure possible only if the colors do not run in inking and wiping. As each plate was proofed, it was submitted to Rouault for approval or correction before the final printing"--The Artist and the Book 271; Chapon/Rouault 240-256; Garvey 271; Wofsy 319-335.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $35,000

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