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The Mask

Known also as La Comédie humaine. ([Paris], l'Ymagier, 1896) 63 cm; original tan wrapper with letterpress, etching on front cover ("Enfant prodigue") and back cover ("cul-de-lampe"- woman's head in profile); six etchings loosely inserted; and one additional etching, another impression of the...

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Inscription

Dedication In the plate, lr, "A Louis de Saint-Jacques/affectueusement/Valère Bernard".

Signed

In graphite, lr in margin: Valère Bernard

Provenance

Between the 1950s and 1980s, acquired by Samuel Josefowitz (Lausanne, Switzerland and Whitchurch, England); March 19, 2004, sold by Josefowitz to Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo (Naples, FL); 2010, gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo

Le masque

Dimensions

Image: 24.7 x 18.8 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/8 in.) Sheet: 61.8 x 44 cm (24 5/16 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2010.1316.3

Medium or Technique

Etching and aquatint, one of six

Collections

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Classifications

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