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Caricature of Eugène Delacroix Painting Medea about to Kill Her Children

Artist:
Benjamin Roubaud (called "Benjamin") (French, 1811–1847)
Sitter:
Caricature of Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris)
Printer:
Printed by Aubert et Cie
Date:
1839
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 7/16 x 10 1/16 in. (36.7 x 25.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Judith Childs, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.337
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered in stone upper left: '(Peintres', upper center: 'PANTHÉON CHARIVARIQUE', upper right: 'Le Charivari (Journal)', lower right: 'Imp. d'Aubert & C', lower center: 'Eugène Delacroix, pinceau riche et sauvage / Sait donner de la vie a ses moindres tableaux / Mais il Faut l'empêcher de peindre à son image / Car ses succes alors seraient beaucoup moins beaux.'

Marking: Stamp on sheet center right: 'Timbre Royal 5c. SEINE'
Mrs. Judith Childs; Donor: Mrs. Judith Childs
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine," September 13, 2011–March 4, 2012.

Nadine Orenstein, Constance C. McPhee Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine Exh. cat.: September 13, 2011 - March 4, 2012. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven and London, 2011, Entry by Nadine Orenstein, cat. no. 150, p. 194, ill.



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