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Inscription

lower left: Eug. Delacroix 1862

Provenance

Marquis de L., Paris; (his sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 4 February 1865, no 12); Paul van Cuyck, Paris; (his sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 7-10 February 1866, no. 7); Comte d'Aquila, Paris; (his sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 21-22 February 1868, no. 8); Hermann, Paris; (his sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 10 February 1879, no. 8). Th. Leroy; (his sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 13 May 1882, no. 16). (Galerie Georges Petit, Paris);[1] (M. Knoedler & Co., New York), August 1882;[2] purchased 14 November 1883 by Mary J. Morgan, New york;[3] (her sale, American Art Galleries, New York, 3-15 March 1886, no. 188). Henry M. Johnston, Brooklyn, New York;[4] (his sale, Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, New York, 20-28 February 1893). (M. Knoedler & Co., New York); purchased 1899 by H. S. Henry, New York;[5] (his sale, American Art Galleries, New York, 25 January 1907, no. 13); William A. Clark [1839-1925], New York; bequest 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1889
Antoine-Louis Barye, American Art Galleries, New York, 1889, no. 582.
1899
Union League of Philadelphia, 1899.
1956
Visionaries and Dreamers, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 7 April-27 May 1956, no. 3, repro.
1978
The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 26 April-16 July 1978, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1989
The William A. Clark Collection: Treasures of a Copper King, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings; Montana Historical Society, Helena, 1989, unnumbered catalogue, repro., as Tiger and Serpent.
1998
Delacroix: The Late Works, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1998-1999, no. 133, repro, as Tigre attaquant un serpent enroulé à arbre, ou Tigre et Serpent.
2001
Antiquities to Impressionism: The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 3 November 2001-4 February 2002, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2005
Fierce Friends: Artists and Animals, 1750-1900, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 2005-2006, unnumbered catalogue, repro.