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Andre Rouveyre – Le Cadeau – Original Pen and Ink Caricature

Andre Rouveyre

(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