The Comedy of Death

1854
Rodolphe Bresdin (French, 1822–1885)


Catalogue Raisonné

Van Gelder 084 (4th edition); Préaud 129 iii/v; Neumann 44

Dimensions

Image: 22 x 15 cm (8 11/16 x 5 7/8 in.) Sheet: 43.6 x 29.9 cm (17 3/16 x 11 3/4 in.) Sheet (chine): 21.9 x 15 cm (8 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.1427

Medium or Technique

Lithograph

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In stone in margin below "Im Lemercier Paris / DEPOSE / .r. St. Rome 50, Toulouse. / LA COMÉDIE DE LA MORT"; graphite bottom "859B / 60--"; graphite verso "3861 / [no?]/800"

Signed

In stone lower left "RBREsdin 1854 [4 reversed]"; pen and black ink below "A mon nouvel ami Mr. page [Fage?] / rodolphe Bresdin"

Provenance

By 1925, Fitzroy Carrington (b. 1869 - d. 1954); probably 1925, sold by Fitzroy Carrington to the MFA for $48.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis