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Large Green Vase with Mixed Flowers

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Although Redon worked almost exclusively in black and white until he was fifty years old, he later became a bold and original colorist. He often painted macabre and supernatural subjects, and here a conventional still-life motif appears almost otherworldly, with the vase floating in ambiguous...

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Inscription

Lower left: ODILON REDON

Provenance

By 1925, M. Etienne Bignou, Paris, 1925. William A. C., Esq., Glasgow; with de Hauke and Co., New York; November 12, 1928, sold by de Hauke and Co., to John Taylor Spaulding, Boston, MA (d. 1948); 1948, bequest of Spaulding. (Accession Date: June 3, 1948)

Credit Line

Bequest of John T. Spaulding

1910–12

Dimensions

74.3 x 62.2 cm (29 1/4 x 24 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

48.591

Medium or Technique

Pastel on paper

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Pastels