Various charcoals, with stumping, incising, erasing, and subtractive brushwork, on pale-pink wove paper with red and blue fibers altered to a golden tone
Signed lower left, in pen and black ink: "ODILON REDON"
471 × 354 mm
David Adler Collection
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“Redon, Drawings and Lithographs,” Bulletin of the Museum of Modern Art, XIX:2 (1952), p. 13 (ill.).
Klaus Berger, trans. by Michael Bullock, Odilon Redon: Fantasy and Colour (New York, 1965), p. 234, no. 712.
Harold Joachim and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century (Chicago, 1979) p. 76, no. 4D1.
Robert Coustet, L’Universe d’Odilon Redon (Paris, 1984) (ill.).
Alec Wildenstein, Odilon Redon: Catalogue Raisonné de l’Oeuvre Peint et Dessiné I (Paris, 1992), p. 100, no. 232 (ill.).
Margret Stuffmann and Max Hollein, et. al., As in a Dream: Odilon Redon, exh. cat. (Frankfurt, 2007), p. 97 (ill.).
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Exhibition of 19 charcoals owned by Jean Goriany [or Henri Petiet] made for Flaubert’s The Temptation of Saint Anthony,” August 1941.
New York, Museum of Modern Art, “Odilon Redon, Drawings and Lithographs,” February 13-April 20, 1952, cat. 17.
Paris, Musée de Orangerie, “Odilon Redon,” October 1956-January 1957, cat. 52.
The Hague, Gemeentemuseum, “Odilon Redon,” May 3-June 23, 1957, cat. 35.
New York, Museum of Modern Art, “Odilon Redon, Gustave Moreau, Rodolphe Bresdin,” December 4, 1961-February 4, 1962, cat. 122; traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, March 2-April 15, 1962.
Paris, Musée du Louvre, “Dessins français de l’Art Institute de Chicago de Watteau à Picasso,” October 15, 1976-January 17, 1977, n.p., cat. 66 (ill.).
Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, “Französische Zeichnungen aus dem Art Institute of Chicago,” February 10-April 10, 1977, pp. 140-141, cat. 67 (ill.).
The Tokyo Shimbun, “Redon au Japon,” March 1-August 31, 1980, cat. 49; traveled to Tokyo, Musée d’Isetan, Sapporo, Musée d’Art Moderne D’Hokkaido, and Nagoya, Musée de la Prefecture.
The Art Institute of Chicago, May 1, 1988- December 15, 1989.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Odilon Redon: Prince of Dreams,” June 9-September 18, 1994, cat. 122, cat. by Douglas Druik et al; traveled to Amsterdam, the Van Gogh Museum, October 20, 1994-January 15, 1995, and London, the Royal Academy, February 16-May 21, 1995.
Gifu, Japan, The Museum of Fine Arts, “Odilon Redon —Le souce de l’absolu (Search for the Absolute),” October 8-December 8, 2002, cat. 157; traveled to Shimane, Japan, Shimane Art Museum, August 2-September 23, 2002.
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.
Sold by the artist to Ambroise Vollard (1867-1939), Paris, February 10, 1899. Henri Petiet (1894-1980), Paris, 1940; sold to the Art Institute, 1950.
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