Head of Christ

Georges Rouault, French, 1871 - 1958

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1913

Ceramic overglaze on porcelain

Overall: 15 7/8 × 11 7/8 in. (40.3 × 30.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Anonymous gift

P.979.16

Geography

Place Made: France, Europe

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Research Area

Nazi-Era Provenance Research

Painting

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed and dated, on reverse: GR 1913

Course History

ENGL 7.47, Tales of the Avant-Gard, Andrew McCann, Winter 2019

ARTH 41.02, 20th Century European Art 1900-1945, Katie Hornstein, Fall 2021

Exhibition History

"Georges Rouault", The Institute of Modern Art, Boston, Massachusetts; The Phillips Memorial Gallery, Washington, DC; The San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California, November 1940-March 1941, no. 5.

Early Modern Art from the Permanent Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 16, 1995-April 7, 1996.

Georges Rouault: Paintings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 1945, no 35.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 23-June 22, 1997.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 16, 1997-August 8, 1999.

Rouault's Passion, Beaumont-May Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 11-April 20, 1980.

Publication History

Treasures of the Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, New York: Hudson Hill Press, 1985, p. 126, no. 112, ill.

John Elderfield, Fauvism: The Wild Beasts and Its Affinities, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1976, pp. 143, 146, ill.

James Thrall Soby, Georges Rouault: Paintings and Prints, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1945, pp. 18, 62, ill.

Lionello Venturi, Georges Rouault, Boston: Institute of Modern Art, 1940, p. 22, no. 5, ill.

Provenance

Sold to Ambroise Vollard (1866-1939), 1913; anonymous collectors, 1940; given to present collection, 1979.

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