Dec 11, 2008

And Another Angel Came Out of the Temple which is in Heaven, and He also Having a Sharp Sickle

The Apocalypse of Saint John

And Another Angel Came Out of the Temple which is in Heaven, and He also Having a Sharp Sickle


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Odilon Redon Blanchard Ambroise Vollard

(French, 1840–1916)


Support: Wove paper

Image: 31.3 x 21.2 cm (12 5/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

Gift of Ralph King 1926.140.7

Catalogue raisonné: Mellerio 180

State: I/I

Edition: edition of 100


Did you know?

This is one of the last works where Redon experimented with lithograph and all-black medium. In contrast, bright, dazzling colors characterize his late works.


The last of Odilon Redon’s 11 lithographic portfolios, this series relates to the Book of Revelation from the Christian Bible. The subject had been explored throughout art history, allowing the artist to align himself with past masters, such as Albrecht Dürer. Although Redon often vaguely referenced texts, these prints directly illustrate 12 individual passages, including one about a woman clothed with the sun and another focused on a great star falling from heaven. By the time he created this portfolio, Redon’s reputation was well established. The project was published by art dealer Ambroise Vollard, who began to sell and promote Redon’s work about a year earlier, building a market for his prints in Paris and abroad.

See also
PR - Lithograph
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Gift of Ralph King

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