About This Artwork

Eugène Delacroix
French, 1798-1863

Studies of Lions, c. 1829

Graphite on cream laid paper
227 x 342 mm

David Adler Collection, 1950.1411

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Tübingen, Germany, Kunsthalle Tübingen, "Ingres und Delacroix: Aquarelle und Zeichnungen," September 12-October 28, 1986, cat. 152; traveled to Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, November 6-December 21, 1986.

Frankfurt, Germany, Städelsches Kunstinstitut and the Stadtische Galerie, "Delacroix: Works on Paper," September 23, 1987-January 4, 1988.

Karlsruhe, Germany, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, "Eugène Delacroix," November 1, 2003-February 1, 2004, p. 190, cat. 78 (ill.).

Publication History

Loys Delteil, Le Peintre-Graveur-Illustre, III (Paris, 1908), no. 79.

Price, The Drawings of Delacroix (Los Angeles, 1961) (ill.).

Ira Moskowitz, Great Drawings of All Time, III (New York, 1962), no. 741.

Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century (Chicago, 1979), no. 2E4.

Melody Peters, Drawing: Space, Form and Expression (Upper Saddle River, 2002).

Ownership History

Estate of the artist [Lugt suppl. 838a]. Rene Paul Huet (died 1928), by 1908 [according to Delteil 1908]. Sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 28, 1946, lot 132. Sold by Marcel Guiot, Paris, to the Art Institute, 1950.




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