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Cirque de l'étoile filante

Illustrated by Georges Rouault (French, 1871–1958), Engraved by Georges Aubert (French, 20th century), Publisher Ambroise Vollard (French, 1867–1939), Printer Henri Jourde (French, active in mid-20th century), Printer Roger Lacourière (French, 1892–1966)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Artist & the Book 271; Castleman, Century of Artists Books, p. 88; Johnson, Vollard Editeur (1977 ed.), 200; Chapon/Rouault, 240-256


Overall (book): 45.4 x 36.2 x 4.5 cm (17 7/8 x 14 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 82 wood engravings and 17 color etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1938) Folio, unbound; [2 ff.] 168 pp. [3 ff.], plus 17 plates in separate portfolio; original publisher’s pictorial wrappers (black cloth box).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1938


W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 19, 1963.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen


© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.