Pastel, with various charcoals and touches of black chalk, stumping and erasing, on pale-pink wove paper with red fibers altered to a golden tone, laid down on cardboard
Signed lower right, in black chalk: "ODILON REDON,"
515 × 372 mm
Gift of Mrs. Theodora W. Brown and Mrs. Rue W. Shaw in memory of Anne R. Winterbotham
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E. Bernard, “Odilon Redon,” L’Occident (May 1904), p. 224.
“List of Important Redons in the United States,” Parnassus, E. Bernard, “Odilon Redon,” L’Occident (May 1904), p. 224.
“List of Important Redons in the United States,” Parnassus, III (April 1931), p. 37.
John Rewald, “Odilon Redon et Emile Bernard,” Gazette des Beaux Arts (November 1956), p. 103.
Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century (Chicago, 1979), no. 4E8.
J. Coignard, “Odilon Redon, prince des mystérieux rêves,” Beaux-Arts Magazine (December 1994), p. 96 (ill.).
J. Barnes, “Odilon Redon,” Modern Painters, 7 (Winter 1994), p. 18 (ill.).
Alec Wildenstein, Odilon Redon, Catalogue Raisonné de lOeuvre Peint et Dessiné 2 (Paris, 1994), pp. 156-157, no. 1059 (ill.).
Le Symbolisme, Editions Flammarion, October 2005, p. 37.
Paris, Durand-Ruel, 1899, cat. 77, as La Chaîne.
Paris, “Odilon Redon,” 1923, cat. 91.
New York, “Odilon Redon,” 1928, cat. 32
Chicago, “Odilon Redon,” 1928-1929, cat. 24.
The Arts Club of Chicago, “Then and Now,” 1958.
The Art Institute of Chicago, May 1, 1988-December 15, 1989.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Odilon Redon: Prince of Dreams 1840-1916,” June 9-September 18, 1994, cat. 116, cat. by Douglas Druick et al; also traveled to the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, October 20-January 15, 1995; and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, February 16-May 21, 1995.
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Art Institute of Chicago, “Cézanne to Picasso: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avant-Garde,” 2006-2007; shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 14, 2006-January 7, 2007, and The Art Institute of Chicago, February 17-May 13, 2007.
John H. Winterbotham, Chicago, by 1928 [Chicago 1928]; given by Theodora Winterbotham Brown and Rue Winterbotham Shaw to the Art Institute, 1973.
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