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Study for an allegorical figure of Justice in the ceiling decoration of the Salon du Roi, Palais Bourbon; verso: studies of allegorical figures, and architectural sketches.

Artist:
Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris)
Date:
1833
Medium:
Graphite on wove paper
Dimensions:
8-9/16 x 13-1/2 in. (21.7 x 34.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.37.4
Not on view
Inscription: Upper margin, verso, graphite (Delacroix's hand): Page [crossed out] No. 123 et 124 d'Herculanium sous l'edifice du fond / de la fig . . . / dans toute la tete touchant en haut / la force.

Marking: Stamped in red ink, verso: Delacroix sale stamp (Lugt 838)
Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris)(his estate sale, 1864, lot 250)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Classicism and Romanticism. French Drawings and Prints," September 15, 1970–November 1, 1970.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863): Paintings, Drawings, and Prints from North American Collections," April 10, 1991–June 16, 1991.

Robaut 532-535; Johnson V, text, 505-526; MMA 1991.31
Michel Benisovich "The French Drawings of the Metropolitan Museum." The Burlington Magazine. vol. 82, London, March 1943, p. 73.

Maurice Sérullaz "Delacroix drawings for the decoration of the Salon du Roi" Master Drawings. vol. 1, no.4, 1963, pl. 30, p. 42, ill.

Henning Bock "Zeichnungen zum Salon du Roi im Palais Bourbon von Delacroix." Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch : Westdeutsches Jahrbuch fur Kunstgeschichte. M. Dumont Schauberg, vol. 28, Koln, 1966, pp. 105-115.

Linda Boyer Gillies, Colta Ives, Jacob Bean Classicism and Romanticism: French Drawings and Prints, 1800-1860. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1970.

Lee Johnson The Paintings of Eugene Delacroix: A Critical Catalogue: Volumes 5-6: The Public Decorations and their Sketches; Supplements and Plates. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1989, vol. V, text, cat. no. 507, fig. no. pl. 2, pp. 13, 26, ill.

Jacob Bean, Lee Johnson, William M. Griswold Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863): Paintings, Drawings, and Prints from North American Collections. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991, cat. no. 31, p. 98, ill.



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