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Flowers fall and the head of a python appears (Des fleurs tombent, et la tête d’un python parait)

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 edition of 210 (plus ten copies hors commerce) of the set of 22 (originally 24) lithographic illustrations printed by Auguste Clot for Gustave Flaubert’s La Tentation de Saint Antoine (Paris: Editions Ambroise Vollard, 1933), 206 pages text as unbound double sheets in portfolio. This group of lithographs at the DAC consists of 22 of the original 24 "third series" Tentation illustrations printed by Clot and Blanchard in 1896; plates 1 and 8 are not included in the DAC group.
Bibliography: Mellerio 138; 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: 1961.1.5

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