Rodolphe Bresdin

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Le Bon Samaritain, 1861, by Rodolphe Bresdin

Rodolphe Bresdin was a French draughtsman and engraver, born in Le Fresne-sur-Loire on 12 August 1822, who died in Sèvres on 11 January 1885.

His fantastic works, full of strange details, particularly attracted Charles Baudelaire, Théophile Gautier, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Robert de Montesquiou and André Breton. Odilon Redon was his pupil. Bresdin influenced contemporary artists like Jacques Moreau, George Rubel, Jean-Pierre Velly, and Philippe Mohlitz.


  • Jean Adhémar et Alix Gambier, Rodolphe Bresdin : 1822-1885 (catalogue de l'exposition à la Bibliothèque nationale), Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, 1963, 47 p.

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