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Image: And on every side are columns of basalt…the light falls from the vaulted roof (Et partout ce sont des colonnes de basalte…la lumière tombe des voutes)

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And on every side are columns of basalt…the light falls from the vaulted roof (Et partout ce sont des colonnes de basalte…la lumière tombe des voutes)

1896 (printed 1933)
19th/20th century
430 x 330 mm (16.9 x 13 in.)

Odilon Redon, French, (1840–1916)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Lithograph on thin grey wove chine collé on Arches paper
Print impression quality: Fair to very good
Series: from set of 22 lithographs The Temptation of Saint Anthony (La Tentation de Saint Antoine)
Edition: Number 166 from the edition of 210 plus 10 copies "hors commerce," printed by Auguste Clot, published Paris: Editions Ambroise Vollard (1933). 206 pages text on unbound double sheets in portfolio; imprint date on front cover is 1938, but Vollard issued only exhibition copies, and the book was never formally published (Johnson). The lithographs (and text pages?) were printed in 1933. 22 lithographs on single sheets in separate folder (see individual records); 15 wood engravings after drawings by Redon, in text by Georges Aubert; 22 wood engravings on 3 double sheets in separate folder as an index to the lithographs. The DAC’s lithographs represent 22 of the original 24 “third series" "Tentation" illustrations printed by Clot and Blanchard in 1896. Plates 1 and 8 are not represented in the DAC set of this 1933 edition. Lithograph plate numbers correspond to DAC accession numbers and are the same as the plate numbers assigned to the original (1896) "third series" edition by standard works such as Mellerio et al.; therefore DAC accession numbers 1961.1.1 and 1961.1.8 do not exist.
Bibliography: Mellerio 136; Johnson 138; Trapp, The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Odilon Redon (Amherst, MA: Mead Art Museum, 1980); the English titles are from Werner, The Graphic Works of Odilon Redon (New York: Dover, 1969).
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1961
Accession Number: 1961.1.3

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  • Bible
  • columns (architectural elements) - Use for cylindrical, upright masonry members, usually either giving support or appearing to give support and usually comprised of three sections: a base, capital, and shaft; common also on furniture, especially as decorative elements. Use also for all uprights in steel frame or concrete frame structures. For square or rectangular members, either in masonry construction or classically treated, and for massive uprights in Medieval architecture, use "piers (supporting elements)"; for wooden square uprights, use "posts." [January 1995 related term added. March 1993 descriptor changed, was 'columns'; alternate term changed, was 'column'; descriptor moved. July 1991 scope note changed.]
  • New Testament
  • religions
  • religious art - Use broadly for art depicting religious subjects or for art used in worship. [September 1993 descriptor added.]
  • saints - Related Term

  • sheet Dimensions: 430 x 330 mm (16.9 x 13 in.)

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