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The Board of Censors Moves Out

Artist:
Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris)
Printer:
Printed by Charles Motte (French, 1785–1836)
Date:
1822
Medium:
Lithograph; only state
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 x 13 9/16 in. (25.4 x 34.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.21.105
Not on view
In this print Delacroix is making a satirical reference to the official government "abolition" of censorship in 1822 which is suggested by the devil leading a car which hauls the censors away from their abandoned headquarters.
Le déménagement de la censure

Inscription: Lettered in stone middle left: 'MAISON A LOUER', bottom left: 'Lithog. de C. Motte', bottom center 'Le Déménagement'..., bottom right 'Miroir (Journal)'
Delteil 35; Delteil/Strauber 35
Adolphe Moreau Eugène Delacroix et son oeuvre. Librairie des Bibliophiles, Paris, 1873, cat. no. 100.

Alfred-Ernest Robaut L'Oeuvre complet d'Eugène Delacroix: Peintures, Dessins, Gravures, Lithographies. Paris, 1885, cat. no. 56.

Loys Delteil "Le Peintre-Graveur Illustré: Ingres & Delacroix". Vol. III, Paris, 1908, cat. no. 35.

Loys Delteil, Susan Elizabeth Strauber Delacroix: The Graphic Work : A Catalogue Raisonné. San Francisco, 1997, cat. no. 35, p. 88.



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