Morphinomaniac, from L'Album d'estampes originales de la Galerie Vollard

Morphinomaniac, from L'Album d'estampes originales de la Galerie Vollard

1897

Eugène Grasset

(French, 1841-1917)

Auguste Clot

(French, 1858-1936)

printer

Ambroise Vollard

(French, 1867-1939)

publisher

Color lithograph

Image: 41.3 x 31.2 cm (16 1/4 x 12 5/16 in.); Sheet: 56.7 x 42.5 cm (22 5/16 x 16 3/4 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 2018.31

Description

Eugène Grasset was best known for idealized and decorative images of women. This lithograph, however, focuses on a darker theme—morphine addiction. A young woman is shown at the height of withdrawal as she injects herself with the drug. The syringe was invented just a few decades prior, and its inclusion was meant to give the image a sense of modernity.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Credit line: 
Dudley P. Allen Fund

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