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Le Douanier ROUSSEAU (Henri): The Lion’s Meal - LITHOGRAPHY SIGNED # 1976

Le Douanier ROUSSEAU (Henri, said)
Original lithograph handsigned and numbered- 300ex
The Lion's Meal
- Original lithograph on stone
- Signed in the plate
- Authenticated by the dry stamp of the artist's profile
- Numbered in pencil / 300 copies (the number you receive may differ from that shown in the photograph)
- On pure wove paper
- Dimensions: 57 x 75 cm approximately
- Authenticity: Work published by "Les Printies Parisiennes" in 1976 with the permission of the Estate of the artist. Also carries the dry stamp of the publisher.
- Excellent condition
- Work never framed

Henri Rousseau : (1844-1910) aka "Le Douanier Rousseau" was a french painter. He is considered as the most important figure of Outsider Art. He was born to a modest family, and studied Law before going to Paris, where he worked in an excise, where comes from his surname "Le douanier", as person who collects a tax. He learned painting by himself and produced a great deal of canvases, often representing jungle landscapes, when in the meantime he never left France. His inspiration mainly came from illustrated books, botanical gardens, and his encounters with soldiers who took part in the french intervention in Mexico. His works show an elaborated technique, but their childish appearance caused a lot of mocking. He often exhibited at the Salon des indépendants, and started receiving positive critic from 1891, and met a lot of artists at the end of his life, such as Robert Delaunay, Paul Signac, Guillaume Apollinaire, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Alexandre Cabanel, Edgar Degas, William Bouguereau, Paul Gauguin, Alfred Jarry, Toulouse-Lautrec and Pablo Picasso. His work is nowadays considered as crucial to Outsider Art, and has influenced numerous artists, notably the Surrealists.

Fondation Beyeler (Switzerland)
The Bridgestone Museum of art Ishibashi Foundation (Japan)
Le musée d'Orsay (France)
The Barnes Foundation (The USA)
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) (The USA)
Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection (Germany)
Carnegie Museum of art (The USA)
Städelmuseum (Germany)
National Gallery of Art, Washington (The USA)
Centre Pompidou - Musée national d'art moderne (France)
Musée de L'orangerie (France)
Horsens Kunstmuseum (Denmark)
CIAC Centre international d'art contemporain du château de Carros (France)
MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes - Argentina (Argentina)
Musée international d'art naïf Anatole Jakovsky (France)
Musée d'Art naïf du Vieux-Château de Laval (France)
The University of Oklahoma Museum of Art (The USA)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York (The USA)
Tate Collection (United Kingdom)
Des Moines Art Center (The USA)
Saint Louis Museum of Art (The USA)
Ohara Museum of Art (Japan)
Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket (Denmark)
Hamburger Kunsthalle (Germany)
Musée d'art et d'histoire Marcel Dessal - Dreux (France)

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