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Support: Beige wove paper (discolored)
Sheet: 32.1 x 22 cm (12 5/8 x 8 11/16 in.)
Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1927.299
Catalogue raisonné: Wildenstein 576
Redon incorporated fantastical details into his mountainous landscape, including a small creature seen faintly directly above the woman and a profile that vaguely appears in the shadows next to her.
Odilon Redon grew up near the massive Pyrénées mountains in southern France and their image recurred throughout his work. In a series of drawings made during the 1870s, Redon used the craggy surface and infinite reach of his native landscape to evoke a sense of solitude and isolation. The woman seen here, for example, leans forward and casts her eyes downward as if in resignation.
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