About this artwork

This print is from a series inspired by Gustave Flaubert’s prose-poem ‘La Tentation de Saint Antoine’. These prints are not pure illustration but rather serve as interpretations of the story. Dream-imagery was central to many of Redon’s drawings and prints at this time, and his works are often peopled with fantastic hybrid creatures and present strange combinations of subjects. This print shows an imaginary creature with a skull-like head and small maggot-like body.

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  • title:
    'The Temptation of Saint Anthony'. 'C'est une tête de mort, avec un couronne de roses. Elle domine un torse de femme d'une blancheur nacrée' (Plate VI)
  • accession number:
    P 2446.7
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  • materials:
    Lithograph on chine applique
  • date created:
    Published 1888
  • measurements:
    image: 29.50 x 21.50 cm ; sheet: 44.50 x 31.20 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1959
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Odilon Redon

Odilon Redon