• 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 218

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

    Étude de chevaux

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    Eugène Delacroix (Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798-1863 Paris)
    Étude de chevaux
    with the wax seal of the 'Atelier Delacroix' sale (on the stretcher)
    oil and pencil on canvas
    10 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. (27 x 35.3 cm.)

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    The present work originally had a label from the Atelier Delacroix sale, lot number 211, attached to the picture on the upper left, according to Lee Johnson. This establishes it as one of the Dix études ébauchées bought in 1864 by five collectors, one of which was Georges de Bellio, the famous collector of Impressionist paintings.


    Atelier Delacroix; (+) Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 17-29 February 1864, part of lot 211 as one of 'Dix études ébauchées'.
    Georges de Bellio, Paris.
    Pierre-Olivier Dubaut Collection, Paris.
    with Galerie Alfred Gold-Jacques Blot, Paris, where acquired by
    Private collection, Paris, 1939.
    French Private Collection; Sotheby's, London, 6 June 2001, lot 108 (sold for £58,000).

    Pre-Lot Text



    A. Robaut, L'Oeuvre complet d'Eugène Delacroix, Paris, 1885, supplement, p. 461, as part of no. 1871.
    R. Niculescu, 'Georges de Bellio, l'ami des Impressionnistes', Paragone, no. 249, November 1970, p. 59.
    L. Johnson, The Paintings of Eugène Delacroix: A Critical Catalogue, 1816-1831, Oxford, 1981, vol.I, p. 192, no. L65.


    Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Les Chevaux et les fauves dans l'oeuvre de Delacroix, January 1928.