The Butterfly and the Pond

Le Papillon et la mare

1868
Rodolphe Bresdin (French, 1822–1885)


Catalogue Raisonné

Van Gelder 124 i/iii; Préaud 96

Dimensions

Image: 18 x 11.2 cm (7 1/16 x 4 7/16 in.) Sheet: 30.7 x 23.4 cm (12 1/16 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2005.109

Medium or Technique

Lithograph on dark tan printed paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Graphite below: [illegible dealer's price notation] / "3936 [partly erased]" Pen and black ink verso: "E & L Baskin 1965"; blue pencil "I"

Signed

In stone bottom: "RoDoLPhe Bresdin fecit inv. delinavit & exocudit [sic] 1868"; above wings of butterfly "RoDoLPhe 1868 Bresdin"

Markings

Collector's stamps: J. H. de Bois (Lugt 733); verso, pomegranate [Leonard Baskin, not in Lugt]

Provenance

J. H. de Bois, Haarlem (b. 1878- d. 1946). Leonard Baskin, Northampton, Mass. (b. 1922 - d. 2000); about 1973, R. M. Light & Co., Boston; 1977, purchased from Light by David P. Becker; 2005, gift of David P. Becker to the MFA. (Accession date: March 23, 2005)

Credit Line

Gift of David P. Becker in honor of Sue Welsh Reed