Eugène Delacroix

Eugène Delacroix
1798-1863
Jacob Wrestling with the Angel
1850
Black chalk on tracing paper arched at the top.
14 9/16 x 21 7/18 inches (370 x 554 mm)
Gift of Mrs. Landon K. Thorne.
1964.2
Inscription: 
Atelier stamp in red ink at lower left corner (Lugt S. 838a).
Provenance: 
The artist's atelier (Lugt S. 838a); Delacroix sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 17-29 February 1864, part of lot 297; Alfred Robaut; P. A. Chéramy; sale, Paris, Galerie Petit, 5-7 May 1908, no. 351; Alfred Beurdeley (Lugt 421); sale, Paris, Galerie Petit, 30 November-2 December 1920, no. 118; Duc de Trevise; sale, Paris, Galerie Charpentier, 19 May 1938, no. 3, repr.; Mrs. Landon K. Thorne.
Bibliography: 

Adams, Frederick B., Jr., comp. Thirteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1963 & 1964. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1964, p. 110.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 140.

Notes: 

Study for the fresco in the Chapel of Holy Angels, Church of St. Sulpice, Paris.

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