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A Lion and a Tiger, Fighting

Artist:
Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris)
Date:
1798–1863
Medium:
Graphite on wove paper
Dimensions:
12-5/16 x 9-1/2 in. (31.3 x 24.1 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Gregoire Tarnopol, 1979, and Gift of Alexander Tarnopol, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.21.13
Not on view
Lion et tigre combattant

Marking: stamped in red ink, lower right; collector's mark of Atelier Delacroix (Lugt 838a)
Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris)(his estate sale, Paris 1864, no. 470); Alfred-Ernest Robaut (French, Douai 1830–1909 Fontenay-sous-Bois); Georges Aubry (Paris); Maurice Gobin, Paris (by 1939); Alexander Tarnopol; Donor: Alexander Tarnopol Donor: Grégoire Tarnopol (New York)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863): Paintings, Drawings, and Prints from North American Collections," April 10, 1991–June 16, 1991.

Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris. "Delacroix, Les Derniéres Années," April 7, 1998–July 20, 1998.

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Delacroix, Les Derniéres Années," September 15, 1998–January 3, 1999.

Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe. "Eugène Delacroix," November 1, 2003–February 1, 2004.

MMA 1991.53; Escholier II, repr. p. 324; Robaut 1307 (measurements match horizontally)
Raymond Escholier Delacroix, Peintre, Graveur, Écrivain. vol. 2, Paris, 1927, p. 324, ill.

Léon Marotte, Charles Martine Eugène Delacroix: soixante-dix aquarelles, dessins, croquis reproduits par Léon Marotte et publié avec un catalogue raisonné par Charles Martine. Paris, 1928, fig. no. no. 35, ill.

Musées Nationaux , Palais du Louvre Exposition Eugene Delacroix. Paris, France, 1930, cat. no. 615, p. 282.

Galerie Gobin Delacroix Exh. cat. Paris, 1937, cat. no. 24.

Kunsthaus Zürich Eugene Delacroix Ex. cat. Zurich, 1939, as collection M. Gobin, cat. no. 243, p. 45.

Esposizione Internationale d'Arte Eugene Delacroix. Ex. cat. 1956, cat. no. 100.

L. Rudrauf "De la bête à l'ange (Les étapes de la lutte vitale dans la pensée et l'art d'Eugène Delacroix)." in Acta Historiae Artium Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae. vol. 9, nos. 3-4, 1963, fig. no. 6, p. 302, ill.

Eve Twose Kliman "Delacroix's Lions and Tigers: A Link Between Man and Nature." Art Bulletin. vol. 64, 1982, Cited in footnote 89 on p. 461 as "Escholier, II, 324", fig. no. 3.

Maurice Sérullaz Musée du Louvre, Cabinet des Dessins, Inventaire Général des Dessins École Française, Dessins d'Eugène Delacroix, 1798-1863. 2 vols., Paris, 1984, Mentioned under no. 1134 as once being in the collection of Maurice Gobin, p. 408.

Margret Stuffmann Eugène Delacroix. Themen und Variationen. Arbeiten auf Papier. Ex. cat. Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, Frankfurt, 1987, cat. no. I 26, p. 217, 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. 53, p. 122, ill.

Arlette Sérullaz Delacroix: The Late Work. Exh. cat., Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, Apr. 7-July 20, 1998 and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Sept. 15, 1998-Jan. 3, 1999. Paris, Philadelphia, 1998, cat. no. 8, p. 91, ill.

Eugène Delacroix. Exh. cat., Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, November 1, 2003-February 1, 2004. Jessica Mack-Andrick, Heidelberg, 2003, cat. no. 183, pp. 329-30, ill. p. 329.



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