Morphinomaniac
From L'Album d'estampes originales de la Galerie Vollard

Eugène Grasset, Swiss, 1841 - 1917. Published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris.

Geography:
Made in Paris, France, Europe

Date:
1897

Medium:
Color lithograph

Dimensions:
Image: 16 1/4 x 12 5/16 inches (41.3 x 31.3 cm) Sheet: 22 7/16 x 16 3/4 inches (57 x 42.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1983-99-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with the SmithKline Beckman Corporation Fund, 1983

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Grasset seems to have based this frightening image of a crazed drug addict on a woodcut by Utamaro depicting a much-loved pair in Japanese folklore—Yamauba, a woman abandoned in the wilds (always identifiable by an unruly mane of dark hair), and her burly son, Kintaro.