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They come bringing the Holy Sacrament

Illustrations for Les Cantilènes, a collection of forty Symbolist lyric poems by poet Jean Moréas (Ioannis A. Papadiamantopoulos,1856-1910), first published in 1886. As indicated on the Title Page, the series of nine black and white zincographs was envisaged as a supplement for Le Livre...

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Numbered in graphite on sheet ll: 1046f Numbered in graphite on sheet lr: 36


Signed in graphite on sheet ll: E. Bernard


Blindstamp on sheet ll: Heinrich Neuerburg Collection (Lugt 1344a)


G. Pochet, Paris. 1918, Emil Hölzl (b. 1884 - d. 1930), Leipzig; November 13, 1918, Emil Hölzl sale, F. A. C. Prestel, Frankfurt, lot 38. Heinrich Stinnes (d. 1932), Cologne; June 20-22, 1938, posthumous Stinnes sale, Klipstein, Bern, lot 35. Between about 1945 and 1956, acquired by Heinrich Neuerburg (b. 1880 - d. 1956), Cologne (Lugt 1344a); by descent to his son, Walter Neuerburg (b. 1912 - d. 1986), Bonn; November 1, 1988, Neuerburg collection sale, Christie's, New York, lot 12. 2004, 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

Les Cantilènes: Ils vinrent amenant le Saint Sacrement (La vielle femme de Berkeley)


Catalogue Raisonné

Morane 36


Image: 33 x 20 cm (13 x 7 7/8 in.) Sheet: 45.7 x 30.2 cm (18 x 11 7/8 in.) Lender accesssory (hard cover portfolio): 65.5 x 52 x 3.5 cm (25 13/16 x 20 1/2 x 1 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Zincograph, one from set of nine zincographs in portfolio.


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