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A work made of etching and drypoint on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching and drypoint on ivory laid paper.




Odilon Redon
French, 1840-1916

About this artwork

Regarded as a major contributor to the Symbolist movement in 19th-century France, Odilon Redon produced over 30 etchings and 170 lithographs during his lifetime. Originally attracted to printmaking as a method for distributing his charcoal drawings, Noirs (Blacks), he became enamored with the medium because of its possibilities for depth of value. Much of his imagery reveals a murky, mysterious environment; the subject is usually surrounded by an atmosphere of darkness.


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Odilon Redon




France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1891


Etching and drypoint on ivory laid paper


Image: 15.9 × 12.5 cm (6 5/16 × 4 15/16 in.); Plate: 21 × 15.5 cm (8 5/16 × 6 1/8 in.); Sheet: 36 × 27.5 cm (14 3/16 × 10 7/8 in.)

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The Stickney Collection

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