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Title:

The Muse of Orpheus

Maker:

Delacroix, Eugène; painter; French artist, 1798-1863

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

1845 1847
The decorations of which they form part were begun by Delacroix in the above period.

School/Style:

French

Production
Note:

This is a study for one of the four pendentives in the library of the Palais du Luxembourg (Senate), Paris.

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

ink; medium
oil paint; medium
paper; support; laid down on canvas

Technique
Description:

pen and ink heightened with oil on paper laid down on canvas

Dimension(s):

height, canvas, 21.3, cm
width, canvas, 25.5, cm
height, frame, 37.4, cm
width, frame, 44.4, cm
depth, frame, 4, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1937; Shannon, Charles Haslewood

Provenance:

Delacroix sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 17-19 February 1864 (11), bt. Sir F. Leighton; Lord Leighton's sale, Christie's, 11, 13 and 14 July 1896 (312); coll. C. Ricketts, R.A., and C.H. Shannon, R.A.,

Inscription(s):

stencil; verso; Christie stencil; 820 p
number; verso; white chalk; 572
label; verso; MS label in Rickett's handwriting; Sapph. Bibliotheque du Luxembourg
label; verso; circular MS label; Messrs Ricketts & Shannon

Exhibition(s):

Pictures of the French School of the last 100 years. 1922
Venue: Burlington Fine Arts Club, London
Catalogue number: 10

Eugene Delacroix. 1987-06 - 1987-08
Venue: Kunsthaus, Zürich
Catalogue number: 61

Documentation:

Goodison, J.W.. Sutton, Denys. 1960. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. I, French, German and Spanish.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. 164-165
pl. 88

Johnson, Lee. 1989. The Public Decorations and their Sketches.Oxford: Clarendon Press
Source Title: The paintings of Eugène Delacroix: a critical catalogue, 1816-1831 V ()
p. 107-108
cat. no. 568, reproduced pl. 42

Accession:

Object Number: 2035
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 2616; input: 2000-03-01; modified: 2012-09-05)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/2616





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