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    Sale 2497 | Lot 170
    Price Realized: $21,250With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2497 Lot 170

      (ROUAULT, GEORGES.) Suarès, André. Passion. 17 hors text color aquatints by Rouault printed by Roger Lacourière and 82 black-and-white woodcuts by George Aubert after Rouault, 455x350 mm; 17 3/4x13 3/4 inches, sheets. Elzévier Plantin text cut by Aubert and printed by Henri Jourde at Aux Deux Ours, Paris. Folio, contents loose as issued in publisher's printed cream wrappers printed in black and russet with woodcut illustration on front cover; original glassine dust wrapper. Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1939

      Estimate $15,000 - 25,000

      a fine, bright copy of rouault's last work. number 222 on vergé de montval from a total edition of 245, after 25 hors commerce copies. The last work published by Rouault in his lifetime. "The passion of Christ is recounted by Suarès in dramatic narrative form and illustrated by Rouault with an intensity of feeling usually equalled only in medieval art, which these plates often recall"--Garvey 252; Chapon/Rouault 257-273; The Artist and the Book 272; Monod 10492; Wofsy 336-353.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $21,250