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DAY & FABER master drawings

    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

    Description:

    drawn c. 1844, pencil 210 x 240 mm with the Delacroix studio stamp (L.838a) lower centre

    Provenance:

    posthumous sale of Delacroix’s studio, Paris, Hotel Drouot, 22-27 February 1864, lot 270
    acquired at the above by M. Ch. Desavary, 245 fr.
    sold to M. Chéramy in 1887, 500 fr.
    Tyge Möller, Copenhagen
    M. and Mme Julien Cain
    from whom acquired in the 1960’s by a private collector, London
    thence by descent to the present owner

    Literature

    Alfred Robaut, 'L'oeuvre complet de Eugène Delacroix : peintures, dessins, gravures, lithographies, 1885', [Charavay frères, Paris], no. 852, other preparatory sketches: 853, 954
    Lee Johnson, 'The paintings of Eugène Delacroix: A Critical Catalogue Vol V', 1989, [Clarendon Press, Oxford], p 54

    Note:

    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.

    Adam and Eve expelled from Paradise: mural design for the Chamber of Deputies, Palais Bourbon Library, Paris