Georges Rouault

Head

About this artwork

This is one of a number of paintings Rouault made of a female head depicted in profile. As in this painting, he often painted in a heavy impasto with thick black outlines. This style is indebted to his early training as a maker of stained-glass windows. 'Head' relates closely to a project for a tapestry, hence the decorative border. In the 1930s Rouault frequently included a border in his paintings, forming a 'frame within a frame' for the picture.

  • title:
    Head
  • accession number:
    GMA 968
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  • materials:
    Oil on paper laid on canvas
  • date created:
    About 1935 - 1940
  • measurements:
    61.90 x 48.40 cm (framed: 88.50 x 75.10 x 8.30 cm)
  • credit line:
    Presented by Sir Alexander Maitland in memory of his wife Rosalind 1960
  • copyright:
    © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018.

Georges Rouault

Georges Rouault