Retrouvailles des Epouxs - Pl. XII from the "L'Odyssee" portfolio by Andre Masson

Retrouvailles des Epouxs - Pl. XII from the LOdyssee portfolio by Andre Masson

Retrouvailles des Epouxs - Pl. XII from the "L'Odyssee" portfolio

Andre Masson

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Title

Retrouvailles des Epouxs - Pl. XII from the "L'Odyssee" portfolio

 
Artist

Andre Masson

  1896 - 1987 (biography)
Year
1977 /78 
Technique
etching and color aquatint 
Image Size
19 1/2 x 13 11/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
39 of 120  
Annotations
pencil editioned, lower left 
Reference
Cramer 111 
Paper
cream Rives velin wove 
State
published 
Publisher
UNESCO 
Inventory ID
JPR121 
Price
$1,500.00 
Description

Retrouvailles des Époux is the final plate in L’Odyssée and depicts the final scene of Homer’s Odyssey. Odysseus has returned to Ithaca after his twenty-year absence but is unrecognized by his wife Penelope. Uncertain who is before her, she quickly dispatches a command to her maid to move a bed, a request that only Odysseus would know to be impossible. Penelope realizes that the stranger before her is husband and she embraces him and weeps.

 
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