• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 152

    Odilon Redon (1840-1916)

    Perversité (Mellerio 20; Werner 195; Harrison 24)

    Price Realised  


    Odilon Redon (1840-1916)
    Perversité (Mellerio 20; Werner 195; Harrison 24)
    etching with drypoint, 1891, on laid paper with a Fleur-de-Lys with Shield and Crown watermark, signed in pencil and dedicated à Walter Pach avec cordialité, a very good, rich and velvety impression of the fourth, final state, from the edition of thirty impressions printed in 1891 in Paris, the full sheet, a few small scuffs in the subject, some light-staining, with a faint pencil line to indicate the mount-window around the subject, some time- and backboard staining, otherwise in good condition
    P. 212 x 158 mm., S. 336 x 254 mm.

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    Perversité was exhibited at the first Armory Show in New York in 1913. It must have been then that Redon gave the present impression to Walter Pach who, together with Arthur B. Davies and Walt Kuhn, was one of the organisors of this landmark exhibition.

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    Given by the artist to Walter Pach (188301958), New York. Then by descent to the present owners. (See the note for lot 103.)

    Pre-Lot Text

    From the Collection of the Late Walter Pach