Black chalk and black pastel with black and brown charcoal, stumping and erasing, on ivory wove paper (discolored to cream)
Signed "Odilon Redon"
527 × 374 mm
David Adler Collection
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“Redon, Flaubert, Vollard,” Bulletin of The Art Institute of Chicago, 36 (1942), p. 5 (ill.).
“Redon: Drawings and Lithographs,” Bulletin of the Museum of Modern Art, 19 (Winter, 1952), p. 13 (ill.).
Harold Joachim and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century (Chicago, 1979) p. 80, no. 4E1.
Alec Wildenstein, Odilon Redon: Catalogue Raisonné de l’Oeuvre Peint et Dessiné I (Paris, 1992), pp. 253-254, no. 649 (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.
Paris, Musée de Orangerie, “Odilon Redon,” 1956-1957, cat. 51.
The Hague, Gemeemtemuseum, “Odilon Redon,” 1957, cat. 34.
Lugano, Switzerland, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, “Odilon Redon, La Nature de l’Invisible,” September 7-November 17, 1996, cat. 93.
Paris, Galleries Nationales du Grand Palais, “Odilon Redon, Prince du Reve 1840-1916”, March 22 - June 20, 2011, p. 246-247, cat. 83, Rudolph Rapetti et. al.
Ambroise Vollard (1867-1939), Paris [according to Joachim 1979]. Henri Petiet (1894-1980), Paris [according to Joachim 1979]; sold to the Art Institute, 1950.
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