The Countess combs her hair
Les Cantilènes: La Comtesse se peigne (Esmerée)
Emile Bernard (French, 1868–1941)
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.)
Medium or Technique
Zincograph, one from set of 9 zincographs in portfolio.
Not On View
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.
Numbered in graphite on sheet ll: 1046h
Numbered in graphite on sheet lr: 39
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