Lithograph on China paper laid on wove paper
Support: China paper
Image: 25 x 14.5 cm (9 13/16 x 5 11/16 in.)
In honor of Leona E. Prasse through The Print Club of Cleveland 1964.27
Catalogue raisonné: Mellerio 196
Edition: edition of 20 (15 impressions in black and 5 impressions in red)
Roger Marx (1859–1913), was an influential collector in addition to his work as an art critic.
Later in life, Odilon Redon turned to portraiture, creating likenesses of both commissioned sitters and his close friends. This print represents a figure central to his artistic and social milieu: Roger Marx was an influential critic who championed Redon’s work. Redon depicted only the head and profile of his subject, sketching Marx with fine and delicate detail. He produced just a small number of impressions of the lithograph, accentuating its personal and intimate theme.
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