5 July 2005
Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix (Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798-1863 Paris)
A man in armour on horseback, with studies of a horse's head and cats' heads
with inscription '204' (verso)
pen and brown ink, brown wash
12 3/8 x 7 7/8 in. (313 x 200 mm.)
The artist's studio stamp (L. 838a).
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