London, South Kensington
25 March 2009
Emile Bernard (1868-1941)
Coptic Priest (recto); and Portrait of a Coptic Priest (verso)
signed and dated 'Emile Bernard/1893'
ink and wash
9 x 7 in. (22.9 x 17.8 cm.)
Purchased by Olga Davenport at the 1968 exhibition, 21 June 1968.
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London, Piccadilly Gallery, Les Salons de la Rose Croix 1892-1897, Summer 1968, no. 8.
The little Coptic Priest of 1893 is a reflection of Bernard's Hieratic style and an echo of Peladian's priest-leke role of Sar.
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