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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix, French (Charenton Saint-Maurice France 1798 - 1863 Paris France)
Francis I and his Mistress (Anne de Pisseleu?)
Work Type
c. 1826-1827
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Physical Descriptions
Watercolor and gouache over graphite, with areas of varnish, on cream wove paper
22.5 x 16.2 cm (8 7/8 x 6 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r. (in brown ink): "Eug. Delacroix"
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Eugène Delacroix: Zeichnungen, Aquarelle, Graphik, exh. cat., Kunsthaus Zürich (Zurich, Switzerland, 1987), no. 15

Agnes Mongan, David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1996), cat. no. 112, repr.

Nadia Tscherny and Guy Stair Sainty, Romance and Chivalry: History and Literature Reflected in Early Nineteenth-Century French Painting, exh. cat., Mathiesen Fine Art Ltd / Stair Sainty Matthiesen Inc. (London, England and New York, NY, 1996), p. 97, fig. 68 (erroneously listed as Wallace Collection)

Arlette Sérullaz, Delacroix: Le Cabinet des Dessins, Flammarion (Paris, France, 1998), pp. 30-31, repr. in color

Patrick Noon, Richard Parkes Bonington: The Complete Paintings, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2008), p. 52, fig. 61

Exhibition History

Between the Empires: Géricault, Delacroix, Chasseriau--Painters of the Romantic Movement, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/30/1946 - 06/01/1946

Eugène Delacroix: Zeichnungen, Aquarelle, Graphik (Arbeiten auf Papier), Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, 06/05/1987 - 08/23/1987

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 10 Rotation 1), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/10/2010 - 10/09/2010

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 11 Rotation 1), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 09/06/2011 - 10/01/2011

32Q: 2200 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/01/2017 - 03/07/2018

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