Collision of Moorish Horsemen

After Eugène Delacroix French
Etched by Célestin Nanteuil French

Not on view

Delacroix's etching and his painting of this subject (which was rejected for the Salon of 1834) are based on an incident the artist witnessed near Tangier in 1832 and described as follows: "During [the Arabs'] military exercises, which consist of riding their horses at full speed and stopping them suddenly after firing a shot, it often happens that the horses carry away their riders and fight each other when they collide."

Collision of Moorish Horsemen, After Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris), Etching; only state

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