Combat of Nude Men, after Raphael

Eugène Delacroix French
After Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) Italian

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In Raphael, Delacroix admired "perfection of drawing, grace, and composition." Most of his copies after the Italian Renaissance master are based on reproductive prints, including this sheet derived from an etching after a red-chalk drawing by Raphael (ca. 1508–10; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford). The sepia ink of the print may explain Delacroix’s choice of brown ink for his slightly smaller copy of the lively composition, executed faithfully with the exception of the incomplete figure lying on the ground.

Combat of Nude Men, after Raphael, Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris), Pen and brown ink on tracing paper laid down

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