Eugène Delacroix

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Eugène Delacroix
1798-1863
Christ on the Cross
ca. 1850
Pen and brown ink and wash, on paper.
14 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches (362 x 235 mm)
Bequest of John S. Thacher.
1985.33

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Provenance: 
The artist's atelier (Lugt S. 838a); his sale, Paris, 21 February 1864, probably one of lots 635-37; M. Riesener (?); Pierre Geismar (Lugt S. 2078b); his sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 15 November 1928, lot 10, repr.; Stonborough sale, New York, Sotheby's, 17 October 1940, lot 40, repr.; John S. Thacher, Washington, D.C.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 313, 334f.
Denison, Cara D. French Master Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1993, no. 111, repr.
From Leonardo to Pollock: Master drawings from the Morgan Library. New York: Morgan Library, 2006, cat. no. 87, p. 182-183.

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Watermark: illegible letters.
Study after Rubens's painting "Le Coup de lance" of 1620 in the Musée Royal des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp.

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Thacher, John S., donor.
Riesener, M., former owner.
Geismar, Pierre, former owner.

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