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Ce fut un religieux mystère (It Was a Religious Mystery), from "Amour"


Maurice Denis



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Ce fut un religieux mystère (It Was a Religious Mystery), from 'Amour', Maurice Denis
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Medium: Prints | Color lithograph; trial proof with pastel additions and pencil notations
Size: 16 3/8 x 11 9/16 in. (41.59 x 29.37 cm) (image)21 x 15 15/16 in. (53.34 x 40.48 cm) (sheet)
Creation Place: Europe, France
Culture: Europe, France
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: Signature, Title, Inscription and Stampin margins, in graphite and black pencil: artist's color notes below image, lower right, printed in grey: [ce fut un religieux mystère]; below title, in pencil: [Maurice Denis] on back, LRC, stamped in black: [H.M.P. (inside an oval)] [Henri M. Petiet, Paris]
Physical Description: silhouette of a woman with hands upraised receiving a kiss on her head from a figure with clasped hands at right; muted shades of green, tan, pink and grey
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 2008.9.2.4
Artist: Maurice Denis, French, 1870 - 1943
Role: Artist
Nationality: French
Life Dates: French, 1870 - 1943
Added to Site: March 1, 2009