On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. This is such a lot.
Estate of the artist sale, Paris, 17-29 (L838a) February 1864, part of lot 346 (60FF to Arosa).
Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Paris.
Galerie Durand-Ruel et Cie., Paris.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, 1954.
John S. Newberry, New York.
Acquired by Mr. and Mrs. Sidney F. Brody, by 1963.
Property from the Collection of Mrs. Sidney F. Brody
A. Moreau, E. Delacroix et son oeuvre, Paris, 1873, p. 135.
R. Escholier, Delacroix, peintre, graveur, écrivain, Paris, 1926-1929, p. 294.
A. Robaut, L'Oeuvre complet de Eugène Delacroix, peintures, dessins, gravures, lithographies, New York, 1969, p. 242, no. 926.
L. Johnson, The Paintings of Eugène Delacroix, A Critical Catalogue, 1832-1863, Oxford, 1886, vol. III, p. 108.