Burial Procession with Umbrellas

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Henri Rivière (French, 1864–1951)
Burial Procession with Umbrellas, 1891
Color woodcut
block: 13 1/16 × 9 11/16 in. (33.12 × 24.61 cm) sheet: 20 9/16 × 13 5/8 in. (52.23 × 34.61 cm)
Purchase, with funds from the Ralph and Cora Oberndorfer Family Trust M2007.68
Photo credit: John R. Glembin
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Not Currently on View

Henri Rivière was an important member of the post-Impressionist generation that fueled the so-called color print revolution of the 1880s and 1890s in Paris. He began making prints towards the end of the 1880s using a labor-intense process of woodblock printing, in emulation of Japanese ukiyo-e prints, before turning to lithography later in the 1890s.

This rare image, one of just twenty known impressions, called for six separate woodblocks, one for each color used: two shades of pink-red, two shades of grey, white, and black.

Gallery Label, 2008

Publication History
Abbott, Lydelle. A one-hour exhibition: Winter Scenes Across the Ages. Milwaukee Art Museum: Under the Wings, January 27, 2012. http://blog.mam.org/2012/01/27/a-one-hour-exhibition-winter-scenes-across-the-ages/.
Exhibition History
Framing a Decade: Acquisitions of Prints and Drawings, 2001–2011, Milwaukee Art Museum, Decebmer 9, 2010 – April 3, 2011.

This information is subject to change as the result of ongoing research.