24 June 2009
Odilon Redon (1840-1916)
signed and dated 'Odilon Redon 1861' (lower left)
gouache, watercolour and pencil on paper
21½ x 17 7/8 in. (54.3 x 45.3 cm.)
Executed in 1861
J.N.H. Eisenloeffel, Laren, Netherlands.
E.J. Van Wisselingh, Amsterdam (nos. A 7603 & 1257x), by whom acquired from the above in 1955.
J.P.H. Nikkels, Wassenaar, Netherlands, by whom acquired from the above in 1955, and thence by descent to the present owner.
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A. Wildenstein, Odilon Redon, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint et dessiné, vol. IV, Études et grandes décorations, Supplément, Paris, 1998, no. 2020 (illustrated p. 35).
This watercolour is one of a series of drawings and watercolours after old and modern masters, mostly executed in the 1860s after works in the collections and special exhibitions of the Musée des Beaux Arts in Bordeaux and the Louvre in Paris. The present work may be after Jan van Huysum's Fruit and Wild Flowers (Col. M.H. Grant no. 193; present location unknown).
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