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Georges Rouault (1871-1958)
France
Wounded Clown, ca. 1939
Oil on paper, mounted on board
14 3/16 x 9 5/8 in. (36 x 24.2 cm)
Bequest of Mary E. Johnston, 1967.1322
2002 Artists Right Society (ARS), ADAGP, Paris

Description:
Three figures dressed as clowns stand in a line facing right. Their heads are bowed and arms are folded. The sun is in the upper left corner.

 

 

Provenance:

    Alexander Farra, Paris, sold to
     
    (Theodore Schempp, New York, sold to)
     
Before 1956-1967:   Mary E. Johnston [d. 1967], Cincinnati, by bequest to [1]
     
1967-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum


Notes:
[1] Wounded Clown was included in an exhibition of Johnston's collection at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, April 20 to May 12, 1956, no. 31, as well as in November 1965 at the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, no. 32.

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