The Visitor, 1893

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Busy with commissions for public ceiling murals in Paris, Albert Besnard had never made a lithograph until André Marty recruited him for L'Estampe originale. This scene betrays Besnard's fear of dying young like his father: A woman is bathed in a swirl of light, loved ones, and privilege, unaware of Death lurking at the door. Besnard didn't take to lithography and turned to etching for his other two L'Estampe originale prints.

Details
Title
The Visitor
Artist Life
1849–1934
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.13,403
Catalogue Raisonne
G. 200 Stein 5
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