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GEORGES DE FEURE (1868-1943) [LA SOURCE DU MAL.] 1894. 23 1/4x16 1/2 inches, 59x42 cm. Condition B: foxing and mat-staining in margins; staining in corners; small tears at edges; hand-signed and numbered 59 by the artist in pencil. Paper. "Like Narcissus contemplating his own reflection, the woman gazes into the stream, but rather than being mesmerized by her own beauty, she discovers that she is nothing but a creature driven by animal instinct, devoid of soul and intellectual aspiration - the Source of Evil" (De Feure p. 73). "With this lithograph, which ranks among the finest achievements of Symbolist-Decadent art in any medium, de Feure has conjured an image of woman in archetypal intensity" (ibid). De Feure 69.