Lithograph; first state of four, before the addition of lithographic wash
Image: 9 1/2 x 7 15/16 in. (24.1 x 20.2 cm)
Sheet: 12 5/8 x 9 13/16 in. (32 x 25 cm)
Mount: 17 11/16 x 12 1/16 in. (45 x 30.7 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1923
Not on view
This is one of two illustrations that Delacroix supplied for Chroniques de France, tales of chivalry by Mme Amable Tastu (Paris, 1829). Julienne, a sister of the noble warrior Bertrand Duguesclin, is responsible for the castle of Pontorson during her brother's absence. Sword and torch in hand, she attacks two English soldiers who have treacherously entered the castle through the complicity of the maid, Alix, who swoons at the right.
La soeur de Duguesclin
Marking: Collectors mark stamped of A. Beurdeley (Lugt 421)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," July 29, 1996–October 21, 1996.
Delteil 81.i; Delteil/Strauber 81.i
Adolphe Moreau Eugène Delacroix et son oeuvre. Librairie des Bibliophiles, Paris, 1873, cat. no. 46.
Loys Delteil "Le Peintre-Graveur Illustré: Ingres & Delacroix". Vol. III, Paris, 1908, cat. no. 81.i, np.
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. 303.
Loys Delteil, Susan Elizabeth Strauber Delacroix: The Graphic Work : A Catalogue Raisonné. San Francisco, 1997, cat. no. 81.i, p. 208.