Brilliant impression with strong contrast from the only edition of 100 impressions printed by Blanchard and published by Ambroise Vollard in 1899. The stone for this lithograph is known to have been effaced immediately after this edition was printed.
Designed as part of Odilon Redon’s last major series of original lithographs, this image is one of twelve works which the artist created in illustration of the Apocalypse de Saint-Jean. The visionary apocalypse of Saint John the Divine has inspired many of the greatest artistic images of all time. This text, filled with cosmic visionary concepts, was ideally suited to Odilon Redon’s imagery. In this extraordinary original lithograph, Odilon Redon has used the words of the text to evoke forms drawn from the subconscious to create an inspired image which explores the inner depths of the imagination.
On warm white China paper applied to original pale cream wove backing sheet, with wide margins. Some isolated foxing spots in outer margins of sheet only, otherwise very good original condition.