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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Odilon Redon, French (Bordeaux, France 1840 - 1916 Paris, France)
Village Square, Brittany
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Near the Harbor, Brittany / Brittany Fishing Village
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Oil on composition board
20.96 x 28.58 cm (8 1/4 x 11 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l: Odilon Redon
[Daregnès, Paris]. [David Findlay Gallery, New York]. Mrs. Richard J. Bernhard, New York, c.1961; to Robert Bernhard, New York, c. 1970; to Bernhard Foundation, New York, sold [through Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, May 26, 1976, lot 13]. [1] [R. M. Light & Co., Santa Barbara], sold; to Frances Hofer, 1977, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1979

[1] Provenance in Catalogue Raisonne lists Wildenstein in between Bernhard Foundation and the Sotheby Park Bernet sale. However, this is unable to be confirmed as the auction catalogue suggests a direct transfer between the Bernhard Foundation and the auction house.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Frances L. Hofer
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Odilon Redon, Gustave Moreau [and] Rodolphe Bresdin, exh. cat., Doubleday & Co. (Garden City, NY, 1961), no. 8, repr. in color p. 54

Venice Bienniale XXXI, exh. cat. (Venice, Italy, 1962), p. 137, no. 2

Klaus Berger, Odilon Redon: Phantasie und Farbe, M. DuMont Schauberg (Cologne, Germany, 1964), no. 17, p. 183

Odilon Redon: Loan Exhibition, exh. cat., Acquavella Galleries (New Yorki, 1970), no. 1, repr.

Important Impressionist and Modern Paintings and Sculptures, auct. cat., Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co. (New York, May 26, 1976), lot 13, repr.

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 126; repr. as no. 395 (some information transposed with no. 396)

Alec Wildenstein, Odilon Redon: Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint et dessiné, Wildenstein Institute (Paris, 1992-1998), vol. 3, no. 1835, repr.

Exhibition History

Redon, Moreau, Bresdin, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 12/04/1961 - 02/04/1962; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 03/02/1962 - 04/15/1962

Redon Exhibition no. 2, Venice Bienniale XXXI, 1962, Venice, 04/16/1962 - 12/31/1962

Odilon Redon, Acquavella Galleries, New York, 10/22/1970 - 11/21/1970

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