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The Comedy of Death

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Inscription

In stone in margin below "Im Lemercier Paris / DEPOSE / .r. St. Rome 50, Toulouse. / LA COMÉDIE DE LA MORT"; graphite bottom "859B / 60--"; graphite verso "3861 / [no?]/800"

Signed

In stone lower left "RBREsdin 1854 [4 reversed]"; pen and black ink below "A mon nouvel ami Mr. page [Fage?] / rodolphe Bresdin"

Provenance

By 1925, Fitzroy Carrington (b. 1869 - d. 1954); probably 1925, sold by Fitzroy Carrington to the MFA for $48.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis

1854

Catalogue Raisonné

Van Gelder 84 (4th edition); Préaud 129 iii/v; Neumann 44

Dimensions

Image: 22 x 15 cm (8 11/16 x 5 7/8 in.) Sheet: 43.6 x 29.9 cm (17 3/16 x 11 3/4 in.) Sheet (chine): 21.9 x 15 cm (8 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.1427

Medium or Technique

Lithograph

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