Eugène Delacroix

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Eugène Delacroix
Moroccan Sketchbook
Mostly pencil, with some brush and watercolor, on paper.
various dimensions; smallest, 3 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches (89 x 143 mm); largest, 8 3/16 x 11 7/16 inches (208 x 290 mm)
Purchased in 1940.
III, 124a

Atelier stamp in red ink on each sheet (Lugt S. 838a).

Delacroix estate sale, Paris, F. Petit and Tedesco, 17-29 February 1864, one of seven albums in lot 663 (Voyage au Maroc et en Espagne); Baron Joseph Raphael Vitta (1860-1942), Paris and Le Breuil; his collection dispersed before 1935; acquired from Robert Langton Douglas (1864-1951), New York, in 1940.

These fifty-four sheets of drawings made by Delacroix during his journey to Morocco in 1832 were originally part of a sketchbook which had already been dismembered when it entered the Library's collection in 1940. They are mounted 1 to 4 on a mat, on twenty-nine cardboard mats.

Associated names: 

Vitta, Joseph, 1860-1942, former owner.
Douglas, R. Langton (Robert Langton), 1864-1951, former owner.

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