The misshapen polyp floated on the shores, a sort of smiling and hideous Cyclops; Plate No. 3 from the set "The Origins"

Le polype difforme flottait sur les rivages, sorte de cyclope souriant et hideux; "Les Origines", Pl. III

1883
Odilon Redon (French, 1840–1916), Printed by Lemercier et Cie. (French, 19th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mellerio 047

Dimensions

Image: 21.3 x 19.9 cm (8 3/8 x 7 13/16 in.) Sheet: 32.2 x 26.5 cm (12 11/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.276

Medium or Technique

Lithograph on chine-collé

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In graphite, b.c.: Cyclope; in stone, l.l.: Odilon Redon del et lith; l.r.: Imp. Lemercier & Cie Paris

Signed

Signed in image, lower right, vertically: ODILON REDON

Markings

Lower left, stamped in black ink -- mark of André Mellerio (Lugt 153a)

Provenance

André Mellerio (Paris, 1862-1943, Lugt 153a); William H. Schab (New York); from whom purchased by MFA, February 8, 1967.

Credit Line

Lee M. Friedman Fund