Study for "The Sultan of Morocco and His Entourage"

Eugène Delacroix French

Not on view

When Delacroix revisited the subject of the sultan in 1856, he further stripped away references to the 1832 diplomatic audience he had witnessed. In a drawing preparatory to a smaller painting, he shifted the leader’s attention to the left and eliminated the ministers and advisers, replacing them with servants who attend to the ruler’s comfort, using long pieces of white cloth to swat away insects.

Study for "The Sultan of Morocco and His Entourage", Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris), Graphite

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.