Signed and dated 1926 in the plate, lower right. This is Rouault's dramatic image of a Chinese scholar pondering the West's destructive use of a Chinese creation. Plate dimensions: 22 1/2 x 16 in., full margins, edition of 425, printed by Jacquemin, Paris, on heavy paper watermarked Arches and Ambroise Vollard; published by Vollard, Paris. An excellent richly-inked impression.
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