The Countess combs her hair

Les Cantilènes: La Comtesse se peigne (Esmerée)

1892
Emile Bernard (French, 1868–1941)


Catalogue Raisonné

Morane 33

Dimensions

Image: 33.2 x 20 cm (13 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.) Sheet: 45.5 x 30.3 cm (17 15/16 x 11 15/16 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.)

Accession Number

2010.1262.6

Medium or Technique

Zincograph, one from set of 9 zincographs in portfolio.

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Portfolios

This illustration is for the poem Esmerée. 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.

Inscription

Numbered in graphite on sheet ll: 1046h
Numbered in graphite on sheet lr: 39

Signed

Signed in graphite on sheet ll: E. Bernard

Markings

Blindstamp on sheet ll: Heinrich Neuerburg Collection (Lugt 1344a)

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo