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image of Arabs Skirmishing in the Mountains Eugène Delacroix (artist)
French, 1798 - 1863
Arabs Skirmishing in the Mountains, 1863
oil on canvas
overall: 92.5 x 74.5 cm (36 7/16 x 29 5/16 in.) framed: 121.3 x 103.2 cm (47 3/4 x 40 5/8 in.)
Chester Dale Fund
1966.12.1
On View
From the Tour: Romantics and Realists
Object 6 of 7

Provenance

Sold 12 April 1863 by the artist to (Tedesco Frères, Paris).[1] Edouard André, Paris, by 1878 until at least 1885.[2] A. Smit;[3] sold 4 February 1893 to (Durand-Ruel et Cie, Paris); (Durand-Ruel et Cie, New York), December 1895; sold 6 March 1896 to Matthew Challoner Durfee Borden [1842-1912]; (his estate sale, American Art Association, New York, 14 February 1913, no. 77); (Durand-Ruel et Cie, New York);[4] sold 17 February 1913 to James J. Hill [d. 1916], St. Paul; his son, Louis W. Hill [1872-1948], St. Paul, by 1930;[5] his son, [James] Jerome Hill [1905-1972], New York and Cassis, France, by 1962;[6] purchased 15 December 1966 by NGA.

[1] André Joubin, Correspondance generale d'Eugène Delacroix, 5 vols., Paris, 1936-1938: IV:372.

[2] According to Maurice Sérullaz, Mémorial de l'exposition Eugène Delacroix organisée au Musée du Louvre à l'occasion du centenaire de la mort de l'artiste, Paris, 1963, no. 532, André lent the painting to Delacroix, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1878, no. 77. The painting is still listed in André's possession in Alfred Robaut, L'oeuvre complet de Eugène Delacroix, Paris, 1885, no. 1448. This is probably the Edouard André whose collection, with that of his wife Nélie Jacquemart, comprises the Paris museum which bears their names.

[3] Smit/Durand-Ruel/Borden provenance according to Maurice Sérullaz, Mémorial de l'exposition Eugène Delacroix organisée au Musée du Louvre à l'occasion du centenaire de la mort de l'artiste, Paris, 1963, no. 532 citing the Durand-Ruel Archives.

[4] According to a letter from Dr. Jane Hancock dated 28 August 1992 in NGA curatorial files, quoting an unpublished inventory of Hill's collection in the James J. Hill Papers, James J. Hill Reference Library, Saint Paul, MN.

[5] According to the exhibition catalogues Centenaire du Romanticisme: Expositions E. Delacroix., Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1930, no. 199a, and Loan Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints by Eugène Delacroix, Art Institute of Chicago, 1930, no. 45, the painting was lent by James J. Hill's son, Louis.

[6] Lent by [James] Jerome Hill to the Delacroix, The Art Gallery of Toronto and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1962, no. 25.

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