Battle Scene with a Prisoner Being Bound, after Raphael

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

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As a copyist, Delacroix looked repeatedly to the art of Italian Renaissance master Raphael, suggesting an enduring appreciation for elements of classicism. Here, Delacroix carefully copied an etching that reverses a pen-and-ink drawing by Raphael (ca. 1506–7; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford). Although executed on tracing paper, it is not a direct tracing; this copy is smaller than the print. Nevertheless, Delacroix meticulously replicated the lines of the etching in graphite in order to study the dynamic organization of bodies in the composition.

Battle Scene with a Prisoner Being Bound, after Raphael, Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris), Graphite on tracing paper, laid down

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