“Christ En Croix” (Christ on the Cross)
A color aquatint signed in black, dated 1936, by French artist George Rouault, 1871–1958. Christ on the cross divides the picture plane into quadrants with sky above and mourners flanking either side. It is depicted in deep colors with strong black outlines in the compositional style of stained glass windows for which Rouault is so well known. Rouault is an outstanding religious artist, and his work of this style is iconic in its focus and intensity.