The Broken Jug
Le Pot Casse

Year: 1927

Description: In the rural French countryside near the Meditteranean a mother consoles a child who has just lost a meal to an accident. The youngster's loss is another's gain. Chickens close in on an unexpected find. 

This endearing woodcut was printed in an edition of 160, black ink on white wove paper. Its sharp jagged lines instill a sense of unease which increases the further one's eye ventures away from the woman. It is signed by the artist in pencil in the lower right corner. 

Provenance: Private Collection

  • Jeffrey Fulmer, Lancaster, PA (2014)
  • William P. Carl Fine Art Prints (2013)
  • La Societe de la Graveur sur Bois Originale (See Lugt 740a)

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