Title Page from Le Cirque (The Circus)

Georges Rouault, French, 1871 - 1958



Wood engraving on laid paper

Edition of 270

Sheet: 17 7/16 × 12 1/2 in. (44.3 × 31.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Susan E. Hardy, Nancy R. Wilsker, Sarah A. Stahl, and John S. Stahl in memory of their parents Barbara J. and David G. Stahl, Class of 1947



Maurice Potin, Paris


Ambroise Vollard, Paris


Europe, France


20th century

Object Name




Not on view


Printed, upper center, in black ink: Obséquieux ou besogneux, / Peut-être a-t-il faim / Comme le loup sortant du bois, / Il montrera alors les dents / D'un sourire constraint, / Regard mélancolique / Ou un peu trop vif / Soulignant sa supplique. Qu'il aille au diable, disent les deux vestales entre-/tenant le feu du foyer domestique, ce grand niais qui ne / sait pas même parler français, ni au besoin patoiser, / Dansant en marchant / Quel air? / Grande sauterelle, va ravageant / Le champ, s'il te convient, / De Jean-Pierre / Qui vole nos œufs et nos lapins, / Mais laisse en paix / Les bonnes ménagères.; signed and dated, upper left, in block: 1932 / G Rouault; inscribed, lower center, in graphite: C; inscribed, lower center edge, in graphite: 67-58-37

Exhibition History

Paris/New York in the Twenties and Thirties, Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire, February 16-May 5, 2018.


Collected by Barbara Jaffe Stahl (1930-2004) and David Gerald Stahl (1926-2013), Manchester, New Hampshire; bequeathed to their children Susan E. Hardy, Nancy R. Wilsker, Sarah A. Stahl and John S. Stahl, 2013; given to present collection, 2014.

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