365 Days of Art: February 18 – Art Collector Buys Six Odilon Redon Works
February 18, 1909
Six works by Odilon Redon were sold to art collector Lillie Bliss at the Armory Show in New York. The works (Silence, Roger and Angelica, Le Petit Prelat, Druidesse, Pegasus and Le Jour) are mostly black and white prints or charcoal drawings from his early period. The painting above is more typical of his palette and imaginative, Symbolist subject matter.
The purchase totaled $1,437. What a steal!