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Le Buddha
  • Odilon Redon
    1840–1916
    born: Bordeaux, France ; died: Paris, France
  • Le Buddha, 1895
  • L'Estampe originale, IX
  • Where object was made: France
  • lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 310 x 245 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 595 x 425 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 3/16 x 9 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 23 3/8 x 16 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Bequest of George and Annette Cross Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1989.0160
Description
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Symbolist rendering of a man with large hovering eyes. "From dark, shimmering water emerges a person with arms hanging alongside his body. A sort of robe is raised from his chest and forms a brilliant fold where there appears a small black sphere. The Buddha fixes far away his questioning gaze."