Go and kill my husband
Les Cantilènes: Va tuer mon mari (La femme perfide)
Emile Bernard (French, 1868–1941)
Image: 33 x 20 cm (13 x 7 7/8 in.) Sheet: 45.9 x 31.2 cm (18 1/16 x 12 5/16 in.) Lender accessory (hard cover portfolio): 65.5 x 52 x 3.5 cm (25 13/16 x 20 1/2 x 1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Zincograph, one from set of 9 zincographs in portfolio.
Not On View
This illustration is for the poem La Femme Perfide (The Disloyal Woman). As indicated on the Title Page, the series of nine black and white zincographs was envisaged as a supplement for Le Livre d’Art., an art revue.
Illustrations for Les Cantilènes, a collection of forty Symbolist lyric poems by poet Jean Moréas (Ioannis A. Papadiamantopoulos,1856-1910), first published in 1886. As indicated on the Title Page, the series of nine black and white zincographs was envisaged as a supplement for Le Livre d’Art., an art revue.
Numbered in graphite on sheet ll: 1046b
Numbered in graphite on sheet lr: 36
Signed in graphite on sheet ll: E. Bernard
Blindstamp on sheet ll: Heinrich Neuerburg Collection (Lugt 1344a)
G. Pochet, Paris. 1918, Emil Hölzl (b. 1884 - d. 1930), Leipzig; November 13, 1918, Emil Hölzl sale, F. A. C. Prestel, Frankfurt, lot 38. Heinrich Stinnes (d. 1932), Cologne; June 20-22, 1938, posthumous Stinnes sale, Klipstein, Bern, lot 35. Between about 1945 and 1956, acquired by Heinrich Neuerburg (b. 1883 - d. 1956), Cologne (Lugt 1344a); by descent to his son, Walter Neuerburg (b. 1912 - d. 1986), Bonn; November 1, 1988, Neuerburg collection sale, Christie's, New York, lot 12. 2004, 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)
Gift of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo