23 March 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,250
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,000
Odilon Redon (1840-1916)
L'Aile (Mellerio 122)
lithograph, 1893, on Chine appliqué, signed in the plate as published, from the edition of 50, wide margins, a few small holes at the upper and lower sheet edges, foxing in the margins, remains of red wax adhesives along the upper and lower right margin, taped along the top sheet, light and time stained (L. 320 x 243 mm., S. 541 x 400 mm.); together with Caïn et Abel (M. 18), etching with drypoint, 1886, on wove paper, signed in pencil, from the edition of 20, wide margins, a deckle edge at the bottom, light stained, remains of red adhesive to the top sheet corners verso and other minor surface defects (P. 178 x 118 mm., S. 327 x 248 mm.) (2)
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Walter Pach (1883-1958), New York; thenby descent to the present owners.
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