Artist Georges Rouault, French, 1871-1958
Publisher Edmond Frapier, French
Title
  • Le boniment du clown
  • The Clown's Spiel (translated title)
Date between 1923 and 1929
Medium lithograph printed in black ink on wove paper
Dimensions Image: 13 1/8 × 8 3/8 inches (33.3 × 21.3 cm)
Sheet: 17 7/8 × 13 inches (45.4 × 33 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Emma J. Farwell Fund
Accession Number 40.32
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in pencil, lower right: Georges Rouault
Marks Watermark: Ar(ches)
Partial drystamp, lower right edge: Galerie des Peintres-Graveurs (Lugt 1057b)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, lower left: 47/50
Inscribed, bottom left edge of sheet: 26881 Girgue [sic] Forain. Boxeurs
1940-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)