And man appeared, questioning the earth from which he emerged and which attracts him, he made his way toward somber brightness; Plate 8 from the set "The Origins"

Et l'homme parut, interrogeant le sol d'où il sort et qui l'attire, il se fraya la voie vers de sombres clartés; from the set "Les Origines" Pl. VIII

1883
Odilon Redon (French, 1840–1916), Printed by Lemercier et Cie. (French, 19th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mellerio 052

Dimensions

Sheet: 35.2 x 27.8 cm (13 7/8 x 10 15/16 in.) Image: 28 x 20.3 cm (11 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

67.281

Medium or Technique

Lithograph, en chine-collé

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Signed in the image, upper left: ODILON REDON
Lower left: Odilon Redon del et lith.
Lower right: Imp. Lemercier & Cie Paris
Lower center, in graphite pencil: L'homme Primitif

Signed

signed

Markings

Lower left, stamped in black ink -- mark of André Mellerio (Lugt 153a)

Provenance

André Mellerio (Paris, 1862-1943, Lugt 153a); William H. Schab (New York); from whom purchased by MFA, February 8, 1967.

Credit Line

Lee M. Friedman Fund