Eugène Delacroix / Marocains dans la campagne / 1832Eugène Delacroix
Marocains dans la campagne

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Creator Name: Delacroix, Eugène
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1798 - 1863

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 frequentl
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Eugène Delacroix
Title: Marocains dans la campagne
Title Type: Foreign
Title: Moroccans in the Countryside
Title Type: Primary
Title: Moroccans in the Country
Title Type: alternate
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1832
Creation End Date: 1832
Creation Date: 1832
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Classification Term: Drawing
Materials and Techniques: Watercolor over graphite
Dimensions: Sheet: 18.7cm x 27.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1951.484
Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Williams Collection
Provenance: Delacroix estate (Lugt 838, lower right, stamped in red ink) (both Colta Ives and Meg Grasselli indicated that there is some confusion regarding this stamp and a fake stamp used by Delacroix's student Pierre Andrieu, see notes); artist's estate sale, Paris, experts Petit and Tedesco, 17-29 Feb. 1864, no. 571. Alfred Robaut, Paris (Lugt Suppl. 2140c-d, not stamped or inscribed) (according to departmental catalogue sheet).
AMICA ID: CMA_.1951.484
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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