Fawns is an original pencil drawing on paper realized by Ernest Rouart between the end of the XIX and the beginning of the XX century. This drawing is hand-signed by the artist in red pen on the lower left. Including a white cardboard passepartout: 49 x 69 cm. Good conditions, except for some stains on lower left corner. This fine modern artwork represents fawns. On the back of the drawing, the artist drew some sketches of other fawns. Ernest Rouart (Paris, 1874 – Paris, 1942) was a French painter, illustrator, engraver, and art collector. He was the son of Henri Rouart and the brother of Eugène Rouart. He married Julie Manet, the daughter of Berthe Morisot and Eugène Manet. With her wife, he offered many artworks to the Musée du Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, and contributed to promote Manet's, Degas's, and Morisot's artworks with important exhibitions. He studied mathematics, but he soon changed his mind and decided to dedicate himself to art and to painting in particular. Edgar Degas, who was one of the closest friends of Ernest Rouart, introduced him to painting. Degas introduced him to Julie Manet, who eventually became his wife; they lived at Rue de Villejust, where also Jeanne Gobillard and her husband Paul Valéry, a friend of Degas, lived. Ernest Rouart was also an important art collector: he acquired many Impressionist collections and, during the War, he obtained the permission to sell Degas's works. In 1899, he participated in the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, the Salon des Indépendants, and the Salon of the Teilleries. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created over 70 years ago by an artist who has died requires a licence for export regardless of the work’s market price. The shipping may require additional handling days to require the licence according to the final destination of the artwork.