Requires Photography

Emperor

Imperator

1895
Georges d' Espagnat (French, 1870–1950)


Dimensions

Image: 29.8 x 25 cm (11 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.) Sight: 64.6 x 50.2 cm (25 7/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2010.1328.4

Medium or Technique

Woodcut, plate IV from portfolio of six woodcuts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Portfolios

(Paris: L’Ymagier, 9, rue de Varenne, 1895) 64.9 cm; original printed wrappers with woodcut vignettes on front and back, with cloth ties. The woodcut vignette on the front is “L’homme a la clochette”; back “Le derviche a cheval”


(Paris: L’Ymagier, 9, rue de Varenne, 1895) 64.9 cm; original printed wrappers with woodcut vignettes on front and back, with cloth ties. The woodcut vignette on the front is “L’homme à la clochette”; back “Le derviche à cheval.”
L’Ymagier was an Illustrated journal published from October 1894 to December 1896; MFA owns seven (of eight total) issues (1989.177-1989.183). Rémy De Gourmont and Alfred Jarry were the editors, and contributed many texts. The journal was creditied with the revival of the woodcut. They also printed editions of the work of many symbolist artists, including Gauguin,Robertson, Emile Bernard and the douanier Rousseau.

Inscription

Stamped ll on sheet: No. 7
Stamped lr on sheel: IV

Signed

Initialled ll below image: g d e

Provenance

Between the 1950s and 1980s, acquired by Samuel Josefowitz, Lausanne, Switzerland and Whitchurch, England; March 19, 2004, sold by Josefowitz to Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo, Marblehead, MA and Naples, FL; 2010, year-end gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo