This drawing by Redon was made as an illustration for the novel Le Juré (The Juryman) by the Brussels author Edmond Picard, a Socialist and jurist at the end of the 19th century. The book is about a juryman who assists in convicting an innocent man, is eaten up by remorse, and eventually commits suicide. For his illustrations, Redon combined the novel's scope of ideas and emotions with careful observations of man and nature. This drawing of A Man of the People has affinities with the worlds of Bosch and Goya, as do other works by Redon.
SizeH: 25,6 cm
MediumCharchoal highlighted with white gouache on grey paper