Eugène Delacroix / Figure in Turkish Costume / c. 1856-1863Eugène Delacroix
Figure in Turkish Costume
c. 1856-1863

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Creator Name: Delacroix, Eugène
Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1798 - 1863
Biography: Eug¿ne Delacroix studied under history painter Pierre-Narcisse Gu¿rin (1774-1833) and at the ¿cole des Beaux-Arts, though he did not succeed in competitions there. He soon befriended romantic painter Th¿odore G¿ricault (1791-1824) and exhibited at his first Salon in 1822 his powerful, moody The Barque of Dante (Mus¿e du Louvre, Paris). In the next Salon, inspired by the recent events in the Greeks' struggle for independence against the Turks, Delacroix showed Scenes from the Massacres at Chios (Mus¿e du Louvre, Paris), a painting whose anti-academic composition, free brushwork, and brilliant color caused hostile critics to accuse the artist of the "massacre of painting." Nevertheless, he was awarded a Salon medal and the state purchased the picture.After the early death of G¿ricault, the young artist became the titular head of the French romantic artistic movement, as much for his innovative technique as his new themes. Widely read and an Anglophile, Delacroix drew frequently from Brit
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Eugène Delacroix
Title: Figure in Turkish Costume
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1856
Creation End Date: 1863
Creation Date: c. 1856-1863
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on paper, glued to canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 43.2cm x 32.4cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1970.159
Credit Line: Gift of Paul and Odette Wurzburger
Provenance: Artist's estate sale, Paris, Drouot, 17-19 February 1864, in the section Études après nature (lot 188) as one of Trois études de costumes d'hommes de l'Orient (in annoted copy in Frick Library, New York, handwritten in margin: 215, 255, 155). To M. Muret (or M. Prévost). Mme Marie-Louise Guinot, ca. 1926-27. Her husband Georges Aubry, who sold it ca. 1930. His son, Claude Aubry, bought the sketch at the Paris sale, Drouot, 6 March 1967 (lot 7). Paul and Odette Wurzburger, Cleveland. Given to the CMA in 1970.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1970.159
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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