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A Moorish Couple on Their Terrace

Artist:
Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris)
Date:
1832
Medium:
Watercolor over traces of graphite on wove paper
Dimensions:
5-3/8 x 7-7/16 in. (13.7 x 18.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ittleson Jr. Purchase Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.215
Not on view
Moroccan Couple Seated on a Terrace

Un Maure et une Mauresque sur leur Terrasse, or, Conversation Mauresque (per Robaut)

Signature: Pen and brown ink, lower left: Eug. Delacroix

Inscription: Sheet of paper pasted on back of mount with following inscription: 23303 Eugène Delacroix - 1832 (painted at Toulon)/ page 8#6 of volume of 18 watercolors presented by Delacroix (to comte Charles de Mornay - volume sold at auction (Hotel Drouot, Paris - Mar 29, 1877)
Comte Charles de Mornay(given by Delacroix); Hôtel Drouot, Paris(sale March 29, 1877, lot 6); M. Feral; M. Borthon, Dijon
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.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," September 11, 2000–December 4, 2000.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," March 26, 2007–June 24, 2007.

Robaut 497; MMA 1991.26
Hôtel Drouot, Paris Catalogue de Tableaux et Aquarelles par Eugene Delacroix Appartenant a M. Le Comte de Mornay. Sale cat. Paris, March 29, 1877, cat. no. 6, p. 8.

Alfred-Ernest Robaut L'Oeuvre complet d'Eugène Delacroix: Peintures, Dessins, Gravures, Lithographies. Paris, 1885, cat. no. 497, p. 133.

Agnes Mongan "Souvenirs of Delacroix's Journey to Morocco in American Collections." in Master Drawings. vol. 1, 1963.

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, cat. no. 23, p. 5.

Jacob Bean Drawings Recently Acquired, 1969-1971. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (January 18 - April 16). New York, 1972, cat. no. 65, p. 27.

Christopher Finch Nineteenth-Century Watercolors. New York, London, Paris, 1991, fig. no. 127, p. 106, ill.



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