Three Clowns

Georges Rouault (French, 1871–1958)
Three Clowns, 1930

Pastel, watercolor, and India ink on paper
13 1/8 x 12 3/8 in. (33.3 x 31.4 cm) (approximate)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Henry R. Hope, 65.21


unknown dates, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York

before 1948–1965, Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Radford Hope, Bloomington, Indiana

1965, Gift to the IU Art Museum from Dr. and Mrs. Henry Radford Hope


October 25–November 2, 1948, "French Art," Indiana University Art Center Gallery and Auditorium Lobby, Bloomington, Indiana (checklist no. 17)

October 21–November 22, 1949, "The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Radford Hope," Cincinnati Modern Art Society, Cincinnati, Ohio (cat. no. 23)

October 3–October 31, 1973, “Paintings from Midwestern University Collections,” Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York

November 12–December 31, 1980, “20th Century Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings from the collection of Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington,” The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago

September–December 1988, “Georges Rouault: A Visionary Printmaker,” Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana

January 23–March 4, 1990, “Three Universities Collect,” Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana (cat. no. 109)

Alternate Titles

Three Clowns' Heads


Provenance research on this work is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.