• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 158

    Eugène-Victor-Ferdinand Delacroix (Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798-1863 Paris)

    Portrait of a young man in a wig

    Price Realised  

    Eugène-Victor-Ferdinand Delacroix (Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798-1863 Paris)
    Portrait of a young man in a wig
    numbered '1373' and possibly dated '1825'
    pastel on blue paper
    15 5/8 x 11 3/8 in. (39.6 x 28.8 cm.)


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    Lee Johnson considered this portrait to be Delacroix's first work done in pastel, and dates it to the summer of 1825 when the young artist was in England. It was one of about twenty works later given by Delacroix to his devoted housekeeper, Jenny Le Guillou (1801-1869), who had worked for him since 1835.

    Provenance

    Given by the artist to his housekeeper, Jenny Le Guillou, by whom given to
    Henri-Joseph-Constant Dutilleux.
    Henri Rouart; Paris, Galerie Manzi-Joyant, 16-18 December 1912, lot 94.
    Lerolle.
    with Wildenstein, New York by 1961.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THIS LOT IS SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE


    Literature

    A. Robaut, L'oeuvre complet de Eugène Delacroix, Paris, 1885, pp. 45, 481, no. 143, fig. 143.
    L. Johnson, Delacroix Pastels, New York, 1995, pp., 70, 71, no. 12.