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Charcoal with black chalk, stumping, scraping and erasing, on dark cream wove paper, discolored to tan. Ruled in pale red-orange pastel. Offset impression of Tadpole, verso.
Signed lower left, in black ink: "ODILON REDON"
50.5 × 37.2 cm (19 15/16 × 14 11/16 in.)
David Adler Collection
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The Art Institute of Chicago, “Ehibition of 19 charcoals owned by Jean Goriany [or Henri Petiet] made for Flaubert’s The Temptation of Saint Anthony,” August 1941.
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, “Redon, Drawing, and Lithographs,” 1952, cat. 13.
Palm Beach, Fla., Society of the Four Arts, “Odilon Redon,” 1955, cat. 42.
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans, “French Drawings from American Collections: Clouet to Matisse,” 1958 - 1959, cat. 179; traveled to Paris, Musée de l’Orangerie; and New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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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