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The Die, also called the Weight of Passions

A work made of graphite with pen and black ink, heightened with white lead (discolored) on cream wove paper.
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  • A work made of graphite with pen and black ink, heightened with white lead (discolored) on cream wove paper.

Date:

1878/82

Artist:

Odilon Redon
French, 1840-1916

About this artwork

This page from a sketchbook relates closely to Redon’s lithograph The Player, plate 5 in his 1879 album The Dream. In his novel Against the Grain (A Rebours) of 1884, Joris-Karl Huysmans described a contemporary charcoal drawing that could have been inspired by this work: “An enormous die where a sad eyelid blinked.”

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Odilon Redon

Title

The Die, also called the Weight of Passions

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1867–1877

Medium

Graphite with pen and black ink, heightened with white lead (discolored) on cream wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed lower right, in graphite: "Odilon Redon"

Dimensions

17.1 × 12.7 cm (6 3/4 × 5 in.)

Credit Line

Margaret Day Blake Endowment

Reference Number

1997.305

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