Clown et Enfant, from Cirque, 1930
Color aquatint and etching
Chapon Rouault 201d; Wofsy 206. Plate 2 from a series of 8 color etchings from the unpublished "Cirque". From an edition of 270. Dated and signed in plate lower right: "1930/ G Rouault". A fine impression in fine condition.
Ambroise Vollard originally intended to publish "Cirque" with a text by Andres Saures and 8 color etchings and 70 wood engravings by Rouault. Although the wood engravings were later published in "Cirque de l'Etoile Filante", the 8 color etchings were not included. Wofsy states Vollard most likely intended to publish "Cirque", however the project was abandoned after the publisher's death.