Odilon Redon. The Egg (L'Œuf). 1885

Odilon Redon

The Egg (L'Œuf)

1885

Medium
Lithograph with chine appliqué
Dimensions
composition: 11 9/16 x 8 7/8" (29.3 x 22.6 cm); sheet: 16 1/4 x 10 7/8" (41.3 x 27.6 cm)
Publisher
unpublished
Printer
Lemercier et Cie., Paris
Edition
one of 4 known proofs
Credit
Gift of Peter H. Deitsch
Object number
111.1955
Department
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
Odilon Redon has 294 works online.
There are 21,061 prints online.

Redon populated his work with a cast of hybrid characters such as this one. These inventions reflected the artist's knowledge of Darwin's theory of evolution, his visits to the natural history museum, lectures he attended at a medical college, and his own dreams and fantasies.

Gallery label from Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, July 30–November 10, 2008

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