Black pastel, with charcoal and black chalk, stumping, scraping and erasing, on ivory wove paper with blue fibers (discolored to cream)
Signed "Odilon Redon"
526 × 377 mm
David Adler Collection
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Klaus Berger, Odilon Redon: Fantasy and Colour (New York, 1965), no. 706.
Harold Joachim, French Drawing and Sketchbooks of the 19th Century (Chicago, 1979), pp. 78-79, no.4D9.
Alec Wildenstein, Odilon Redon: Catalogue Raisonné de l’Oeuvre Peint et Dessiné 2 (Paris, 1994), p. 158, no. 1062 (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. 16.
Lugano, Switzerland, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, “Odilon Redon, La Nature de l’Invisible,” September 7-November 17, 1996, cat. 27.
Chicago, Smart Museum of Art, “The Tragic Muse: Art and Emotion, 1700-1900”, February 10 - June 5, 2011, cat 30, fig, 22, pp. 31, 33, cat. by Anne Leonard, et. al.
Ambroise Vollard (1867-1939), Paris [according to Wildenstein 1992]. Henri Petiet (1894-1980), by March 1940 [according to Wildenstein 1992]; sold to the Art Institute, 1950.
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