Georges Rouault 1871-1958
N04141 Le Repas (The Meal) 1900
Inscribed 'G. Rouault 1900' b.r.
Pastel on paper (irregular), 10 7/8 x 11 1/16 (27.7 x 28.1)
Presented by A.E. Anderson through the NACF 1926
Prov: With or through Etienne Bignou, Paris; with Alex. Reid, Glasgow, 1924; through Lefevre, London; A.E. Anderson, London, 1925
Exh: Works of Some of the Most Eminent French Painters of To-day, Alex. Reid, Glasgow, October 1924 (27) as 'Le Repas'; Lefevre Galleries, London, November 1924 (27); Braque and Rouault, Tate Gallery, April-May 1946 (71); Rouault, RSA, Edinburgh, August-September 1966 (8, repr.); Tate Gallery, October-November 1966 (8, repr.)
Repr: Cahiers d'Art, 1952, p.103
An example of Rouault's little-known early phase. It is possibly the work of this date exhibited in Oeuvres de Georges Rouault de 1897 à 1919, Galerie Druet, Paris, April-May 1924 (2) as 'At the Chateau'.
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.663-4, reproduced p.663