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    Sale 1996

    Impressionist And Modern Works On Paper

    7 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 127

    Odilon Redon (1840-1916)

    Le mystère de la fleur

    Price Realised  


    Odilon Redon (1840-1916)
    Le mystère de la fleur
    signed with initials 'Od. R.' (lower center)
    brush and pen and black ink on paper
    12¼ x 9 3/8 in. (31.1 x 23.8 cm.)

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    (possibly) Hahnloser collection, Winterthur.
    Paul Prouté, Paris.
    Ian Woodner, New York (acquired from the above, January 1986).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text



    A. Wildenstein, Odilon Redon, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint et dessiné, Paris, 1994, vol. II (Mythes et légendes), p. 35, no. 799 (illustrated).


    (possibly) Kunsthalle, Bern, Odilon Redon, August-October 1958, no. 53.
    Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Odilon Redon: The Woodner Collection, December 1986-February 1987.
    University of California at Berkeley, University Art Museum, Odilon Redon: The Woodner Collection, September-December 1987.
    Maine, Portland Museum of Art, Odilon Redon. Masterpieces from the Woodner Collection, August-October 1988.
    Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art; Kobe, The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art and Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Art Gallery,
    Odilon Redon, March-July 1989, no. 199 (illustrated in color).
    Barcelona, Museu Picasso, Odilon Redon. La colección Ian Woodner, November 1989-January 1990, p. 222, no. 94 (illustrated in color, p. 223).
    Madrid, Fundación Juan March, Odilon Redon. La colección Ian Woodner, March-April 1990, p. 133, no. 102 (illustrated in color, p. 123).
    Memphis, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Odilon Redon, The Ian Woodner Family Collection, April-June 1990, p. 35, no. 101 (illustrated in color, p. 115).
    Lausanne, Fondation de l'Hermitage and Paris, Musée Marmottan, Odilon Redon, La collection Woodner, May 1992-February 1993, no. 105 (illustrated, p. 181).