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. Redon was an innovative printmaker, draughtsman and painter. During his lifetime, he produced close to thirty etchings and two hundred lithographs. His reputation flourished, partly due to the availability of his prints. He became a celebrated figure in fin-de-siècle Paris, greatly admired by artists and writers of the Symbolist movement.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    'The Temptation of Saint Anthony'. 'Partout des prunelles flamboient' (Plate IX)
  • date created:
    Published 1888
  • materials:
    Lithograph on chine applique
  • measurements:
    image: 20.30 x 15.60 cm ; sheet: 44.50 x 31.20 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1959
  • accession number:
    P 2446.10
  • gallery:
    View by Appointment
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Odilon Redon

Odilon Redon