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La Voile jaune (The Yellow Sail)

about 1905


Not currently on view

Artwork Details

Creation Date
about 1905
pastel on paper
Object Types
drawings, pastels

23 x 18-1/2 in. 34-1/2 x 30-1/8 in. (framed)

Mark Description

signed L.L. corner: Odilon Redon

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Credit Line

The Lockton Collection

Public Domain

Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Color Palette

Possibly sold at Hotel Drouot Paris in 1907.{1} Andries Bonger [1861-1936], Amsterdam;{2}by descent to his widow, Françoise Willemina Maria Bonger [1887-1975], Baroness van der Borch van Verwolde, Almen, The Netherlands.{3} (Galerie Durand-Matthiesen, Geneva). (World House Galleries, New York) by 1959. {4}(Helen Serger [d. 1989] Fine Arts, New York){5}; Larry Aldrich [1906-2001], New York and Ridgefield, Connecticut; Sale (Parke-Bernet, New York) in 1963.{6} Sale (Parke Bernet, New York) in 1967;{7}Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Lockton, Indianapolis; given to IMA in 1970 (70.78){8}. {1}This early provenance is included in Alec Wildenstein, Odilon Redon: catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint et dessiné, volume 3, Paris 1996, see no. 1956. Wildenstein suggests that this pastel might have been included as no. 39 in Tableaux, aquarelles & pastels, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 11 March 1907. {2}For information on Bonger's large collection of works by Redon, see M.D.Henkel, "Die Sammlung A. Bonger in Amsterdam," Der Cicerone, volume 12 (1930): 597-603. {3}The insurance agent Bonger became a close friend of Redon's and one of the foremost collectors of his work. (Because Bonger's sister Joanna married Theo van Gogh, Françoise Willemina Maria Bonger is often erroneously referred to as "Mme Van Gogh Bonger;" this mistake occurs in both Parke-Bernet auction catalogues listed below.) {4}The pastel was included in the exhibition "Daumier to Picasso" held at the World House Galleries in February-March 1959, catalogue no. 38 with the title "Mystic Sailing." {5}Helen Serger first advertised her gallery in the New York Times in 1959. By 1964 she was the director of La Boetie, New York. {6}Parke-Bernet, New York, Modern Paintings and Drawings from the Larry Aldrich Collection, 30 October 1963, lot 22 (illustration) This pastel was not included in exhibition that circulated the country, The Aldrich Collection, American Federation of Arts, October 1960-April 1962. {7}Parke-Bernet, New York, Impressionist & Modern Paintings, 6 April 1967, lot 20 (illustration) {8}IMA Temporary Receipt No. 8641.

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