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The Woman with a Griffon

Known also as La Chimère. ([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, an impression of the cul-de-lampe...

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Artist's monogram lr in plate: VB Signed in graphite lr in margin: Valère Bernard


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)

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Gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo

Femme au Griffon



Image: 39 x 21.6 cm (15 3/8 x 8 1/2 in.) Sheet: 62 x 44.6 cm (24 7/16 x 17 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Etching and aquatint, one of six


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