15 December 2000
Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)
Studies for La barque de Dante
black chalk on light brown paper
282 x 362 mm.
The artist's studio stamp (L. 838).
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R. Escholier, Delacroix, peintre, graveur, écrivain, I, Paris, 1926, p. 67 (illustrated).
L. Johnson, The Paintings of Eugène Delacroix, Paris, 1981, vol. I, p. 78.
For the figure of Dante in La barque de Dante, dated 1822, now in the Louvre, having been acquired by the French State at the Salon in that year, L. Johnson, op. cit., no. 100.
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