Six figures of Moors and 2 turbaned heads (Moroccan Sketchbook, M7)
Pencil and watercolor over pencil on paper.
8 1/4 x 11 3/8 inches (210 x 289 mm)
Purchased in 1940.
III, 124a, M7
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.
The Moroccan sketchbook (originally 54 sheets of drawings) was made by Delacroix during his journey to Morocco in 1832. The sketchbook had already been dismembered when it entered the Library's collection in 1940. The drawings are mounted 1 to 4 on a mat, on twenty-nine cardboard mats.
Drawing 42 / 22 from original curatorial list.
Vitta, Joseph, 1860-1942, former owner.
Douglas, R. Langton (Robert Langton), 1864-1951, former owner.