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Theseus Conqueror of the Centaur Eurytus

Artist:
Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris)
Date:
1825
Medium:
Lithograph; only state
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 5/8 x 8 1/16 in. (27 x 20.5 cm) Image: 7 1/16 x 5 in. (18 x 12.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1931
Accession Number:
31.77.19
Not on view
The figures occur in a metope from the south side of the Parthenon frieze that is now in the British Museum. The lithograph reproduces in reverse a drawing that Delacroix would have made during his stay in London in 1825.
On his return from a trip to London in 1825, Delacroix executed this print after a drawing he had made of the Parthenon metope in the British Museum.
Thésée vainqueur du centaur Euryte

Marking: Collector's mark of A. Moreau stamped in blue ink: 'MZ' (Lugt 1900)
Adolphe Moreau (French, Paris 1827–1882 Paris)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," May 3, 1999–July 25, 1999.

Delteil 48; Delteil/Strauber 48
Adolphe Moreau Eugène Delacroix et son oeuvre. Librairie des Bibliophiles, Paris, 1873, cat. no. 4.

Alfred-Ernest Robaut L'Oeuvre complet d'Eugène Delacroix: Peintures, Dessins, Gravures, Lithographies. Paris, 1885, cat. no. 149.

Loys Delteil "Le Peintre-Graveur Illustré: Ingres & Delacroix". Vol. III, Paris, 1908.

Margret Stuffmann Eugène Delacroix. Themen und Variationen. Arbeiten auf Papier. Ex. cat. Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, Frankfurt, 1987, cat. no. A 12, p. 21.

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. 48, np.

Loys Delteil, Susan Elizabeth Strauber Delacroix: The Graphic Work : A Catalogue Raisonné. San Francisco, 1997, cat. no. 48, p. 122.



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