Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix (Saint-Maurice-en-Chalençon 1798 - 1863 Paris)
Adam and Eve expelled from Paradise: mural design for the Chamber of Deputies, Palais Bourbon Library, Paris
drawn c. 1844, pencil 210 x 240 mm with the Delacroix studio stamp (L.838a) lower centre
posthumous sale of Delacroix’s studio, Paris, Hotel Drouot, 22-27 February 1864, lot 270acquired at the above by M. Ch. Desavary, 245 fr.sold to M. Chéramy in 1887, 500 fr.Tyge Möller, CopenhagenM. and Mme Julien Cainfrom whom acquired in the 1960’s by a private collector, Londonthence by descent to the present owner
Alfred Robaut, 'L'oeuvre complet de Eugène Delacroix : peintures, dessins, gravures, lithographies, 1885', [Charavay frères, Paris], no. 852, other preparatory sketches: 853, 954Lee Johnson, 'The paintings of Eugène Delacroix: A Critical Catalogue Vol V', 1989, [Clarendon Press, Oxford], p 54
This drawing relates to a painting by Delacroix of the same subject in Cupola IIII 'La théologie' in the Library of the Palais Bourbon, now the National Assembly, Paris.