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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Odilon Redon, French (Bordeaux, France 1840 - 1916 Paris, France)
Allegorical Figure (The Giant)
Work Type
19th-20th century
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Physical Descriptions

Graphite on cream wove paper, darkened
24.4 x 28 cm (9 5/8 x 11 in.)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Philip Hofer
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), no. 719, fig. 385
  • Sven Sandström, Le Monde Imaginaire d'Odilon Redon (London, England, 1955), pp. 37-38, repr. p. 37, fig. 27
  • Visionaries and Dreamers, exh. cat., Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C, 1956), p. 10, no. 62
  • Klaus Berger, Odilon Redon: Fantasy and Colour, McGraw-Hill Book Company (New York, Toronto, London, 1965), p. 235, no. 729
  • Sarah Whitfield, The Academic Tradition: An Exhibition of Nineteenth-century French Drawings, exh. cat., Indiana University Art Museum (Bloomington, IN, 1968), no. 84, repr.
  • Odilon Redon et les Problèmes de L'imagination dans la Peinture (I), Bijutsushi (March 1972), vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 119-142 + 162-63
  • Eric M. Zafran, Master Drawings from Titian to Picasso: The Curtis O. Baer Collection, exh. cat., High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA, 1985), p. 146, cat. no. 85, repr.
  • Alec Wildenstein, Odilon Redon: Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint et dessiné, Wildenstein Institute (Paris, 1992-1998), vol. 1, p. 231, no . 587, repr.
  • Stephen F. Eisenman, The Temptation of Saint Redon: Biography, Ideology, and Study in the Noirs of Odilon Redon, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, 1992), pp. 118 + 130 + 132, repr. p. 132
  • Barbara Larson, "Odilon Redon: Science and Fantasy in the Noirs" (1996), pp. 43 - 44 + 372, repr. p. 372
  • Barbara Larson, The Dark Side of Nature: Science, Society, and the Fantastic in the Work of Odilon Redon, Pennsylvania State University Press (University Park, PA, 2005), p. 62, fig. 52

Exhibition History

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