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Provenance

The artist; (his estate sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 17-19 February 1864, no. 185); Édouard Frère [1819-1886]; (his estate sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 29-30 November 1889, no. 215); Paul Arthur Chéramy [1840-1912], Paris; (his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 5-7 May 1908, no. 182, bought in); (Cheramy estate sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 15-16 April 1913, 2nd day, no. 36); (Cassirer). Bloomingdale [or Blomingdale?], New York, in 1953. (sale, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 14 June 1957, no. 55). (Galerie Moos, Toronto). (Eugene Thaw, New York); sold 1969 to Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA, with life interest to Mrs. Mellon; life interest released 2006.

[1] Provenance from Lee Johnson, The Paintings of Eugène Delacroix: A Critical Catalogue, 1816-1831, 6 vols., Oxford, 1981: 1:no. 24.

Exhibition History
1968
De Delacroix à Picasso = From Delacroix to Picasso, Galerie Godard Lefort, Montreal; Gallery Moos, Toronto, 1968, no. 6, repro., as Étude Asiatique.
Bibliography
1981
Johnson, Lee. The Paintings of Eugène Delacroix: A Critical Catalogue. 6 vols. Oxford, 1981: 1:21, no. 24; 2:pl. 20.