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Modern and Contemporary Art
Artist: Odilon Redon, French, 1840–1916


ca. 1905–10

Oil on canvas

28 3/4 × 21 3/8 in. (73.1 × 54.3 cm)
The Philip L. Goodwin, B.A. 1907, Collection; Gift of James L. Goodwin, B.A. 1905, Henry Sage Goodwin, B.A. 1927, and Richmond L. Brown, B.A. 1907
On view
20th century

Acquired from Madame Redon through Carroll Galleries and Walter Pach, September 15, 1917; John Quinn, New York; Brummer Gallery, New York (bought by Joseph Brummer from the Quinn Collection at Art Center Show about 1924); Philip L. Goodwin, New York (bought 1926).


“Crowds Flock to See Museum Show,” American Art News 31 (May 14, 1921): 6, ill.

“Modern Art in Show at Museum,” New York American (May 1, 1921): CE-1.

H. E. Field, “The Metropolitan French Show,” The Arts 1, no. 5 (May 1921): 19, ill.

M. W. Watson, “Odilon Redon: A Great French Lyricist,” The Arts 2 (1922): 274, ill.

Royal Cortissoz, “Random Impressions in Current Exhibitions,” New York Tribune (April 9, 1922), 7–8, sec. 4.

“Redon, Poet and Mystic,” Artnews 20 (April 8, 1922): 3, 8.

L. G. Cann, “The Metaphor of Redon,” International Studio 78, no. 318 (November 1923): 103, ill.

Seldon Cheney, “An Adventurer among Art Collectors,” New York Times (January 3, 1926), 10, sec. 4.

John Quinn: Collection of Paintings, Water Colors, Drawings and Sculpture, exh. cat. (Huntington, N. Y.: Pidgeon Hill Press, 1926), 14, fig. 105.

“Quinn Show Opens at the Art Center,” New York Times Magazine (January 10, 1926): SM17.

“Whole of John Quinn Collection Announced for Sale Piece Meal,” Artnews (1926).

Roseline Bacou, Odilon Redon, 1 (Geneva: P. Cailler, 1956), 161.

“Recent Gifts and Purchases,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 25, no. 1 (April 1959): 27, 50, fig. 50.

Klaus Berger, Odilon Redon: Phantasie und Farbe (Cologne: M. DuMont Schauberg, 1964), fig. 160.

Francoise Forster-Hahn, French and School of Paris Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1968), 23-4, fig. 24.

B. L. Reid, The Man from New York: John Quinn and His Friends (New York: Oxford University Press, 1968), 295.

The Past Rediscovered: French Painting 1800–1900, exh. cat. (Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1969), no. 69, ill.

Katherine Neilson and Andrew Carnduff Ritchie, Selected Paintings and Sculpture from the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972), no. 83.

Rene Huyghe, La relève du réel: la peinture française au XIXe siècle: impressionnisme, symbolisme (Paris: Flammarion, 1974), 291, no. 255, ill.

Judith Zilczer, “The Noble Buyer”: John Quinn, Patron of the Avant-Garde (Washington, D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1978), 133–34, ill.

Alec Wildenstein, Odilon Redon: Catalogue raisonne de l’oeuvre peint et dessine, 2 (Paris: Wildenstein Institute, 1994), 54, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.