17.9 x 22.4cm platemark; 23.5 x 31.0cm mount
Bresdin was a lonely and isolated artist whose work was scarcely understood by contemporary audiences. He worked solely as a printmaker and appears to have been self-taught. His lithographs are characterised by intricate and profuse detail which Bresdin drew slowly and with obsessive concentration. Bresdin never drew from life but invented a dream-like world of moody skies and dark forests inhabited by tiny human figures and strange creatures.
Maxime Preaud (Author), Rodolph Bresdin 1822-1885: Robinson graveur, 2000, (illus.). no.45
Arsene Bonafous-Murat (France) (Author), Rodolphe Bresdin 1822-1885, 1992, (illus.). no.11
Dirk van Gelder (Netherlands) (Author), Rodolphe Bresdin: catalogue raisonné de l’œuvre gravé, 1976, (illus.). no.85
Rodolphe Bresdin 1822-1885, Arsene Bonafous-Murat, 1992–1992.