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Sleep (Jean-René Carrière), from L'Album d'estampes originales de la Galerie Vollard

Eugène Carrière, Ambroise Vollard1897

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

Eugène Carrière developed an unusual approach to lithography, typically working from dark to light, as seen in this portrait of his young son Jean-René. Rather than drawing with a lithographic crayon, Carrière covered his entire stone with ink, which he then wiped and scraped away to create areas where the paper would show through when printed. Here, the visual effects of this technique combine with expressive, almost abstract forms to give the subject a fantastic, dreamlike atmosphere.

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  • Title: Sleep (Jean-René Carrière), from L'Album d'estampes originales de la Galerie Vollard
  • Creator: Auguste Clot (French, 1858-1936), Eugène Carrière (French, 1849-1906), Ambroise Vollard (French, 1867-1939)
  • Date Created: 1897
  • Physical Dimensions: Sheet: 41 x 52.5 cm (16 1/8 x 20 11/16 in.); Image: 34 x 42.7 cm (13 3/8 x 16 13/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1954.334
  • Medium: lithograph
  • Department: Prints
  • Culture: France, 19th century
  • Credit Line: Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland
  • Collection: PR - Lithograph
  • Accession Number: 1954.334

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