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Il tombe dans l'abîme, la tête en bas: P.330-1949

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Current Location: In storage


Il tombe dans l'abîme, la tête en bas
Translated as: He falls, head-first, into the abyss
La Tentation de Saint-Antoine


Printmaker: Redon, Odilon



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1949-10) by Dodgson, Campbell


19th Century
Production date: AD 1896


Plate 17 of 24

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Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Image Height 276 mm Width 212 mm

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: , il tombe vers l'abîme,la tête en bas.
  • Location: Lower left margin
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Caption
  • Location: Upper left image
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.330-1949
Primary reference Number: 161048
Mellerio: 150
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 7 August 2011 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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