Various charcoals and black pastel (a later reworking), with touches of black Conté crayon, incising, stumping, wiping, erasing, and subtractive brushwork, on pale-pink wove paper with red and blue fibers altered to a golden tone
Signed lower right, in orange pencil: "ODILON REDON"
524 × 368 mm
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Shapiro
Extended information about this artwork
Paul Adam, Review of the Indépendants exhibition, source unknown (1887).
François Bournand, La Curiosité (April 3, 1887).
Charles Frémine, La Rappel (March 27, 1887).
Joris Karl Huysmans, “Chronique d’art: Les Indépendants,” La Revue Indépendante (April 1887), p. 57.
Gustave Kahn, “La Vie artistique,” La Vie moderne (9 April 1887).
Mazade, Le Masque (April 4, 1887).
Mazade, Le Masque (April 25, 1887).
Mazade, Le Petit Morrise (April 30, 1887).
Alec Wildenstein, Odilon Redon, Catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre peint et dessiné I (Paris, 1992), p. 83, no. 190 (ill.).
Barbara Larson, The Dark Side of Nature: Science, Society, and the Fantastic in the Work of Odilon Redon (University Park, Penn., 2005), pp. xi, and 151, fig. 139.
Paris, Salon des artistes indépendants, 3ème exposition, March 26-May 3, 1887, no. 402.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Randall Shapiro Collection,” February 23-April 14, 1985, pp. 98 and 112, cat. 137, fig. 100.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Odilon Redon, The Prince of Dreams 1840-1916,” July 2-September 18, 1994, no. 93, cat. by Douglas Druick et al; also traveled to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, October 20, 1994-January 15, 1995 and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, February 16–May 21, 1995.
Sold to Jules Destrée (died 1936), Brussels, April 10, 1893 [Chicago 1994]. Sold, Paul Brandt, Amsterdam, April 8-9, 1952, lot 672. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Shapiro, by 1985 [Chicago 1985]; given to the Art Institute, 1990.
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