Andre Rouveyre – Le Cadeau – Original Pen and Ink Caricature
(1896 -Paris -1962)
Original Ink and Colored Pencil Drawing circa 1900.
Entitled: “Le Cadeau (The Present).
The text beneath reads:
“Vite mon cheri, viens me le mettre” (Quick my dear, come and put it on me!)
Rouveyre had a career that combined both the visual and litterary arts. He was a close friend of both Matisse and Apollinaire. He is known for his witty caricatures, as well as for his satirical writings. Rouveyre maintained a long and intense correspondence with Matisse, and sat for a famous portrait by that artist and was also the subject of a well-known portrait by Modigliani.
Dimensions: 31 X 27 cm