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Inscription

by the artist, lower right in image: Eug. Delacroix; by later hand, upper right in graphite: LD 12 / 17 iv/v; lower left below image: Eug. Delacroix pinx et lith; by later hand, lower right in graphite: Lion devorant un cheval; lower right: Imp. Bertauts

Provenance

(Frederick Mulder, London); Ruth Kainen, Washington, D.C., purchased November 27, 1978; Christmas gift from Ruth Kainen to her husband, Jacob Kainen, 1978; gift to NGA, 2002.

Bibliography
1906
Delteil, Loys. Le peintre-graveur illustre. 31 vols. Paris: Published by the author, 1906-1926. Reprint. New York: Collectors Editions, Da Capo Press, 1969. Vol. 30 (Albert Besnard) is by Louis Godefroy.
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