51. René Clarke
51. René Clarke
51. René Clarke

51. René Clarke

Regular price $2,600.00 Sale

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René Clarke (1886-1969)

Montage of scenes of high society.

“Roto”

Fabric design;

Brown and grey gouache, 20 x 15" signed in margin, and verso.
Very good overall: board is somewhat toned with age; some edge wear. Archivally matted and has a narrow gilt frame.

The title means that Clarke was inspired by the richly printed roto-gravure sections of the Sunday newspapers which would have a special section devoted to celebrities and social events, and a special red-brown printer’s ink was used.
Marginal title in Clarke's lettering: “40 inch Crepe de Chine” indicates the type of material and weave.
Exhibited: won a $100 “honorable mention” prize for originality.

(Entry and authentication by Roger T. Reed)