Les Lapins (Rabbits)
On View In:

Artist:   Henri-Charles Guérard  
Title:   Les Lapins (Rabbits)  
Date:   c. 1891 (published 1893)  
Medium:   Woodcut on buff paper  
Dimensions:   12 15/16 x 9 1/8 in. (32.86 x 23.18 cm) (image)  
Credit Line:   The William M. Ladd Collection Gift of Herschel V. Jones, 1916  
Location:   Gallery Not on view  

Henri Guérard got a solid education in Japanese art when Louis Gonse chose him to illustrate some 200 objects for his L'Art japonais (1883). In 1890 when Guérard interrupted his career as a painter-etcher to explore woodcut, Hokusai's spare animal images were clearly on his mind. The power of this stolid pair comes from the stark light-dark silhouettes, overlapped shapes, minimal modeling, and brilliant use of the buff paper as a "color."

Name:   Guérard, Henri-Charles  
Nationality:   French  
Life Dates:   French, 1846 - 1897  

Object Description  
Classification:   Prints  
Creation Place:   Europe, France, , ,  
Edition:   Edition of 100  
Accession #:   P.2,248  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts