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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2021.190
People
Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix, French (Charenton Saint-Maurice France 1798 - 1863 Paris France)
After Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish (Siegen, Westphalia 1577 - 1640 Antwerp, Belgium)
Title
Suzanne Fourment, after Rubens
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
19th century
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/370169
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
65.5 × 54 cm (25 13/16 × 21 1/4 in.)
framed: 84.5 × 73.7 cm (33 1/4 × 29 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, upper left of frame, blue crayon: KMB 44
  • stamp: verso, center stretcher, black ink: 2395
  • label: verso, center stretcher, cut, black ink: 614[or 7]1
  • inscription: verso, top of frame, black crayon: 4 [encircled]
  • inscription: verso, top of frame, white : D 9976-4
  • inscription: verso, right stretcher, blue crayon: [illegible text]
  • label: verso, bottom of frame, masking tape, : K. 34
  • label: verso, bottom of frame, under old backing paper, obscured, black ink: [illegible] 41
  • label: verso, bottom of frame, blue: [printed:] WILDENSTEIN & CO., LTD / 147 NEW BOND STREET / LONDON, W.1 / Exhibition [typewritten:] DELACROIX / [printed:] Date [typewritten:] JUNE, JULY 1952 [printed:] Cat. No. [handwritten:] 53 / [printed:] Artist / Title [typewritten:] SUZANNE FOURMENT / [printed:] Name & Address of Owner [typewritten:] Professor Hans R. Hahnloser, / Kollerweg, / Berne. Switzerland
  • label: verso, top of frame, typewritten: Eugène Delacroix 80 / French 1798-1863 / SUZANNE FOURMENT, after Rubens. / Oil on canvas (ca. 1822/24) / Anonymous Lender
  • label: verso, top strecher: Kunstmuseum Luzern Ausstellung Hahnloser 1940 / Name: DELACROIX Eugène (Charenton-St-Maurice 1798-1863 Paris) / 38 Suzanne Fourment, 1828. Kopie nach Rubens im Louvre Inv. Nr. 2114. / Nicht sign. Öl, Lwd. 66 : 54 cm. / A Robaut, Eugène Delacroix, Paris 1884, Nr. 259, ,, Copies d'après Ru - / bens, 1, Portrait d'une dame de la Famille Boonen". / Ausstg. Meisterwerke aus Privatsammlungen, Museum Winterthur, / Aug. - Sept. 1922, Kat. Nr. 43. Exp. Centenaire E. Delacroix, Musée / du Louvre, Paris, Juni-Juli 1930. Ausstg. Künstlerkopien, Kunst - / halle Basel 1937, Kat. Nr. 14. / Vente posthume. Vente G. Arosa, Febr. 1878. Coll. H. Hecht.
  • label: verso, top right stretcher: [printed:] Kunstmuseum Bern 1963/64 / AUSSTELLUNG DELACROIX Nr. [typewritten:] 24
  • label: verso, top right stretcher: [printed:] Kunstmuseum Bern 1963/64 / AUSSTELLUNG DELACROIX Nr. / [typerwritten:] Prof. Hahnloser
  • label: verso, center stretcher: No. 2 [torn] 714 / [torn] croix / Portra [torn] d'apres Rubens / IE000
  • stamp: verso, middle of center stretcher, black ink: ZOLL / II 45 / [cross] [encircled]
  • stamp: verso, center strecher, over torn label, black ink: DOUANES [?] / [illegible text] [encircled]
  • label: verso, right side of frame: [printed:] AUSSTELLUNG / EUGÉNE DELACROIX / KUNSTHALLE BREMEN 23.2 - 26.4.1964 / KATALOG-NR. [handwritten, black ink:] 20
  • label: verso, lower left corner of strecher: [printed:] Photographie / Hermann-Linck / [handwritten, black ink:] No 55 Coll. AH / [printed:] Winterthur
  • stamp: verso, lower left of canvas, red ink: II / 68 [or 56?] [encircled]
  • stamp: verso, lower section of center stretcher, black ink: ZOLL / II 45 / [cross] [encircled]
  • label: verso, center strtecher: [printed:] EXPOSITION DELACROIX / Musee du Louvre et Bibliotheque Nationale / Juin-Julliet 1930/ Numero / Envoi de M [black ink:] [illegible text] Hahnlauser / Delacroix: Copie d'apres Rubens
Provenance
Delacroix's posthumous sale [through Hôtel Drouot, Paris, February 17-29, 1864, lot 161, listed as “Portrait de la femme de Rubens (Musée du Louvre)”]; to Jean-Dominique Gustave Arosa; sold [through Hôtel Drouot, Paris, February 25, 1878, lot 43, listed as "Portrait d'une dame de la famille Boonen, d'après Rubens (Musée du Louvre )”]; to Henri Hecht, Paris. P.A. Cheramy; sold [through Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 5, 1908, lot 185]; to M. Renard, sold [through Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 21, 1919, lot 26]; to R. Gerard, sold; to [Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, October 11, 1919], sold; to Dr. Arthur Hahnloser, Winterthur, November 11, 1919, by descent; to his son, Dr. Hans Hahnloser, Bern, 1936, sold [through Sotheby's, London, June 30, 1965, lot 2 9]; to [Zurich agent for Objets d' Art International]. [Spencer A. Samuels and Company, Ltd., New York, by 1967], sold; to Arthur K. Solomon, Cambridge, September 1967; the Arthur K. and Mariot F. Solomon Trust, bequest; to Harvard Art Museums, 2021
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Arthur K. and Mariot F. Solomon Collection
Accession Year
2021
Object Number
2021.190
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Vente Eugène Delacroix, auct. cat., Hôtel Drouot (Paris, February 17-29, 1864), cat. no. 161

Alfred Robaut, L'Oeuvre complète de Eugène Delacroix, Chavanay Freres (Paris, France, 1885), no. 259

Tableaux Anciens et Modernes: Aquarelles -- Pastels -- Dessins, auct. cat., Galerie Georges Petit (Paris, May 5, 1908), p. 94, lot 185

Tableaux Modernes: Pastels, Aquarelles, Dessins, auct. cat., Hôtel Drouot (Paris, June 21, 1919), p.13, lot 26

Ausstellung Von Meisterwerken Aus Privatsammlungen, exh. cat., Kunstverein Winterthur (Winterthur, Switzerland, 1922), p. 9, cat. no. 43

Paul Jamot, Centenaire du Romantisme: Exposition Eugène Delacroix, exh. cat., Musée du Louvre (Paris, France, 1930), no. 255A

Künstlerkopien, exh. cat., Kunsthalle Basel (Basel, 1937), p. 9, cat. no. 14

Die Hauptwerke Der Sammlung Hahnloser, exh. cat., Holbein-Verlag (Basel, 1940), p. 17, cat. no. 38

Eugène Delacroix, 1798-1863, auct. cat., Wildenstein & Company (London, 1952), pp. 22-23, cat. no. 53

Gilberte Martin-Méry, Delacroix: Ses Maîtres, Ses Amis, Ses Élèves, exh. cat., Delmas (Bordeaux, 1963), p. 7, cat. no. 13

Eugène Delacroix, exh. cat., Kunsthalle Bremen (Bremen, 1964), cat. no. 20

Eugène Delacroix, exh. cat., Kunstmuseum Bern (Bern, 1964), cat. no. 24

Important Old Master Paintings, auct. cat., Sotheby's, London (London, 1965), p. 25, lot 29

Barbara Ehrlich White, "Delacroix's Painting Copies after Rubens", The Art Bulletin (March 1967), pp. 37-51, pp. 37, 50; fig. 27

The Portrait: 400 Years of Reflection, auct. cat., Spencer A. Samuels & Co., LTD (New York, 1967), cat. no. 11, repr.

Lee Johnson, "Four Rediscovered Portraits by Delacroix", The Burlington Magazine (January 1970), 112, no. 802, pp. 2-7, p. 4, repr p. 5

Roxane Landers Althouse, ed., Rubenism, exh. cat., Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art (Providence, 1975), pp. 44, 242, 256, 257, cat. no. 80, repr.

Lee Johnson, The Paintings of Eugene Delacroix: a critical catalogue, 1816-1831, The Clarendon Press (Oxford & New York, 1981), vol. I, pp. 16, 63, cat. no. 19; vol. II, pl. 17

Copier Créer: De Turner À Picasso: 300 Œuvres Inspirées Par Les Maîtres Du Louvre, exh. cat., Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, 1993), p. 236, repr p. 242

Klaus Schrenk, ed., Eugène Delacroix, exh. cat., Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe/Kehrer Verlag (Karlsruhe/Heidelberg, 2003), p. 174, repr.

Richard R. Brettell and Anne-Birgitte Fonsmark, Gauguin and Impressionism, exh. cat., Kimbell Art Museum / Ordrupgaard (Fort Worth TX / Copenhagen, 2005), p. 348

Colleen Walsh, "Competing visions" (The Harvard Gazette, November 19, 2021), https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2021/11/as-the-game-approaches-ivy-league-curators-discuss-artistic-rivalries/, accessed November 19, 2021

Exhibition History

Oeuvres d’Eugène Delacroix, Societé Nationale des Beaux-Arts, 08/13/1864 - 08/13/1864

Exposition Eugène Delacroix: Peintures, aquarelles, pastels, dessins, gravures, documents, Musée du Louvre, Paris Cedex 01, 06/01/1930 - 09/30/1930

Künstlerkopien, Kunsthalle Basel, 09/18/1937 - 10/17/1937

Eugène Delacroix, 1798-1863, Wildenstein Gallery, London, 06/01/1952 - 07/01/1752

Delacroix, ses Maitres, ses Amis, ses Eleves, Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux, 05/17/1963 - 09/30/1963

Eugène Delacroix, Kunstmuseum Bern, 11/16/1963 - 01/19/1964

The Portrait: 400 Years of Reflection, Spencer Samuels, 03/15/1967 - 04/08/1967

Rubenism, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, 01/30/1975 - 02/23/1975

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