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The Human Melody, from "Occupations"

La mélodie humaine, from "Occupations"

Asger Jorn (Danish, 1914–1973), Printed by R. Tamburro, Paris, Publisher Galerie Rive Gauche, Paris

Catalogue Raisonné

Van de Loo 47


Sheet: 28.3 x 37.9 cm (11 1/8 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



“Occupations” is a set of twenty-three etchings accompanied by a title page, an essay by the poet René Bertellé, a list of plates, and a colophon signed by Jorn and Bertellé. It is encased in a green burlap portfolio cover. “Occupations” was printed by the master printer R. Tamburro in 1960 and published by the Galerie Rive Gauche in an edition of 50.


Sotheby's London, Lot 320, (November 8, 2001); to Charles M. Young Fine Prints and Drawings (Portland, CT); from whom purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Accession date: April 22, 2009)

Credit Line

Lee M. Friedman Fund