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lower left: Eug. Delacroix. 1838.

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Provenance

Commissioned by Anatoly Nikolaievich Demidov [1812-1870], prince of San Donato, near Florence; (his sale, 26 boulevard des Italiens, Paris, 21 February 1870, no. 25);[1] purchased by Edouard André, Paris, for 38,000 francs;[2] purchased 30 November 1887 by (Arnold & Tripp, Paris); sold 1 December 1887 to E. Secrétan [d. 1899], Paris;[3] (his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 13 July 1889, no. 13, 30,187 francs); purchased by (Durand-Ruel et Cie., New York and Paris);[4] (M. Knoedler & Co., London, New York, and Paris), by 1890;[5] Peter A.B. Widener [1834-1915], Philadelphia, and Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, by 1892;[6] sold 1910 to (M. Knoedler & Co., London and New York, and P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, New York, and Paris);[7] sold to (Galerie Georges Petit, Paris);[8] Ferdinand Blumenthal [d. 1914], Paris, by 1912;[9] Count Cecil Pecci-Blunt [d.1965], Paris; sold 6 July 1929 to (Alex Reid & Lefevre, London); one third shares with (La Peinture Contemporain, Lucerne, and Peinture Contemporaine, Paris);[10] sold 9 February 1932 to Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York; bequest 1963 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1878
Tableaux anciens et modernes exposés au profit du Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais des Tuileries, Pavillon de Flore, Paris, 1878, no. 80
1885
Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1885, no. 239A (Supplement)
1928
Oeuvres d'Eugène Delacroix, Paul Rosenberg & Co., Paris, 1928
1930
Exposition Eugène Delacroix, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1930, no. 91
1931
Exposition Coloniale Internationale de Paris, Part I, "Exposition rétrospective de la section de synthèses," Musée Permanent des Colonies, Paris, 1931, unnumbered, repro., as Christophe Colomb découvrant l'Amérique.
1932
Taste of Today in Masterpieces of Painting before 1900, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1932, no cat.
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
1975
The European Vision of America, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Cleveland Museum of Art; Grand Palais, Paris, 1975-1977, no. 277, repro. (shown in Washington only, 1975-1976).
1979
French Romanticism, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1979, unnumbered checklist.

Bibliography

1856
Silvestre, Théophile. Histoire des artistes vivants, français et étrangers. Etudes d'après nature. Paris, 1856: 81.
1870
Gautier, Théophile. "Collections San Donato." L'Illustration 55 (1870): 101, repro.
1873
Moreau, Adolphe. Delacroix et son oeuvre. Paris, 1873: 250 (the reproductive engraving by Braquemond, 94, no. 27).
1885
Ponsonailhe. Charles. "L'Exposition de l'oeuvre d'Eugène Delcroix." L'Artiste 9th ser., no. XXIII (1885): 177.
1885
Robaut, Alfred. L'Oeuvre complet de Eugène Delacroix, peintures, dessins, gravures, lithographies. Paris, 1885: 178, no. 659.
1916
Moreau-Nélaton, Etienne. Delacroix raconté par lui-même. 2 vols. Paris, 1916: I:192, fig. 180.
1930
Escholier, Raymond. "Delacroix voyageur." Revue de l'Art Ancien et Moderne 57 (1930): 13-48.
1930
Hourticq, Louis. Delacroix, l'oeuvre du mâitre. Paris, 1930: 69, repro.
1930
Joubin, André. "Quinze jours en Espagne avec Delacroix, 16-30 mai 1832." Revue de l'Art Ancien et Moderne 57 (1930): 49-56.
1932
Art News 30, no. 28 (April 1932): 6, repro. on cover.
1941
Catalogue of French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 7-8, pl. XIV.
1941
Frankfurter, Alfred M. "Now the Great French 19th Century in the National Gallery." Art News 40, no. 17 (December 15-31, 1941):repro. p. 18
1941
"The Chester Dale Pictures on loan to the National Gallery of Art." Magazine of Art 34 no. 9 (November 1941): 476+, repro.
1942
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 23, repro.
1944
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1944: 23, repro.
1951
Lambert, Elie. "Delacroix et l'Espagne." La Revue des Arts (September 1951): 168, 170.
1952
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Great Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1952: 148, color repro.
1953
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1953: 25, repro.
1959
Evans, Grose. French Painting of the 19th Century in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1959 (Booklet Number Two in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.): 16, color repro.
1963
Huyghe, René. Delacroix. New York, 1963: 294, 303.
1963
Johnson, Lee. Delacroix. London, 1963: pl. 32.
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 323, repro.
1965
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 33, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 40.
1966
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 2:408, color repro.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 33, repro.
1971
Trapp, Frank A. The Attainment of Delacroix. Baltimore, 1971: 115, 193-194, fig. 113.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 100, repro.
1976
Honour, Hugh. "L'Image de Christophe Colomb." La Revue du Louvre 4 (1976): 261-262, repro.
1981
Johnson, Lee. The Paintings of Eugène Delacroix. 6 vols. Oxford, 1981: 3:84-85, no. 265; 4:pl. 82.
1984
Georgel, Pierre. Tout l'oeuvre peint de Delacroix. Paris, 1984: 107, no. 339, repro. 106.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 423, no. 605, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 123, repro.
1993
Luxenberg. Alisa. "Over the Pyrenees and through the Looking-Glass..." In Spain, Espagne, Spanien: Foreign Artists Discover Spain. Exh. cat. The Equitable Gallery in Association with the Spanish Institute, New York, 1993: 17-18, repro.
1997
Jobert, Barthélémy. Delacroix. Princeton, 1997: no. 225, repro.
2000
Eitner, Lorenz. French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part I: Before Impressionism. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 220-228, color repro.

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