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Two types of charcoal with stumping, scraping, erasing and burnishing, on ivory wove paper (discolored to cream)
Signed "Odilon Redon"
52.6 × 37.5 cm (20 3/4 × 14 13/16 in.)
David Adler Collection
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Klaus Berger, Odilon Redon: Fantasy and Colour (New York, 1965), p. 233, no. 706 (ill.).
Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the 19th Century (Chicago, 1979), p. 78, no. 4D6.
Alec Wildenstein, Odilon Redon: Catalogue Raisonné de l’Oeuvre Peint et Dessiné 2 (Paris, 1994), p. 157, no. 1061.
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.
Lugano, Switzerland, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, “Odilon Redon, La Nature de l’Invisible,” September 7-November 17, 1996, cat. 27.
Ambroise Vollard (1867-1939), Paris [according to Wildenstein 1992]. Henri Petiet (1894-1980), Paris, by March 1940 [according to Wildenstein 1992]; sold to the Art Institute, 1950.
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