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19th Century European Paintings

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Eugène Delacroix
1798 - 1863
FRENCH
DESDEMONA AND EMILIA

To be included in the Comité Eugène Delacroix's digital catalogue raisonné of the artist.

Provenienza(e)

Charles Soulier, Saint-Mammès-sur-Loing (a gift from the artist)
Paul Soulier, Avon (son of the above, by 1877, until circa 1885)
Private collection, Denmark (by 1929)
Sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 9 November 2000, lot 99
Private collection (purchased at the above sale)

Esposizione

Paris, École des Beaux-Arts, Exposition Eugène Délacroix, 1885, no. 203

Bibliografia

Alfred Robaut, L'Oeuvre complet d'Eugène Delacroix: peintures, dessins, gravures, lithographies, Paris, 1885, vol. I, p. 480, no. 116, illustrated 
Haavard Rostrup, 'Delacroix og hans Arbejder i Danske Samlinger', in Kunstmuseets Aarsskrift, Copenhagen, vols. XVI-XVII, 1929-1931, pp. 180 & 184
Christina Merchant, 'Delacroix's Tragedy of Desdemona', in Shakespeare's Survey, vol. XXI, 1968, p. 84
L.R. Bortolatto, L'opera pittorica complete di Delacroix, Milan, 1972, p. 93, no. 112, illustrated
Pierre Georgel and L.R. Bortolatto, Tout l'œuvre peint de Delacroix, Paris, 1975, p. 93, no. 112, catalogued & illustrated (with Robaut's illustration)
Lee Johnson, The Paintings of Eugène Delacroix: A Critical Catalogue, Oxford and New York, 1981, vol. I, p. 204, no. L98 (as lost); Oxford, 1986, vol. III, cited under p. 126, no. 304
G.A. Rodetis, 'Delacroix: The Romantic Sensibility Visualized through the Poetry of Shakespeare and Byron' (unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), 1981, pp. 36, 111, 113-15, 285, 214
Lee Johnson, The Paintings of Eugène Delacroix: A Critical Catalogue, Fourth Supplement and Reprint of Third Supplement, Oxford, 2002, p. 6, no. L98 (new number, 107a), p. 6, pl. 5, illustrated

Nota a catalogo

The subject of the present work is taken from the scene of the Willow Song in Shakespeare's Othello (IV. iii). Delacroix had seen a production of the play in London in the summer of 1825, and the present work probably dates to that time.

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