Original aquatint printed in colors on heavy laid paper. It is dated and signed in the plate lower right 1930/G. Rouault. An impression of Chapon-Rouault’s etat definitive (“d”). From the edition of 270 (160 were printed on Rives paper, 110 impressions were printed on Montal paper). One of eight plates illustrating the book Cirque, published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, text by Andre Suares; printed by Maurice Potin, Paris. The circus was perhaps the most important theme in Rouault’s work. He first made prints using circus images in 1924 when working in black and white lithography. Later he made two sets of circus aquatints in color, Cirque in 1932 and Cirque de l’Étoile Filante in 1934. Catalogue reference: Chapon /Rouault 201 d, Wofsy 206
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