A Turk Surrenders To A Greek Horseman
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix, French (Charenton Saint-Maurice France 1798 - 1863 Paris France)
A Turk Surrenders to a Greek Horseman
Work Type
Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
80 x 64.1 cm (31 1/2 x 25 1/4 in.)
framed: 107.3 x 90.8 x 11.4 cm (42 1/4 x 35 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: Eug. Delacroix 1856
Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix, Painted, 1856, Sold to Tedesco Frères, dealer, 1856. see Journal, II, 442
Tedesco Frères, Paris, France, Purchased from the artist, 1856. Tedesco paid Fr 1,600
Leon Fraissinet, Marseilles, 1873. See Moreau, p. 244, n. 1
Baron de Beurnonville. See Secretan sale catalogue; Louvre museum catalogue 1930
M. Secretan, 1885, Sold to Boussod, Valadon et Cie, 1889. Christies sale, July 13, 1889, lot no. 14.
Boussod, Valadon et Cie, Purchased from Secretan sale, 1889, Sold to Montaignac, 1890. Purchased July 13, 1889; sold October 4, 1890.
Isidore Montaignac, Purchased from Boussod, Valadon et Cie, 1890.
George I. Seney, New York, Sold to Boussod, Valadon et Cie, 1892.
Boussod, Valadon et Cie, Purchased from Seney, 1892, Sold to F. L. Ames, 1892.
F. L. Ames, New York, Purchased from Boussod, Valadon et Cie, 1892.
Louis Sarlin, 1910, Sold to Heilbuth, 1918. Sarlin sale, Galerie Georges Petit, March 2, 1918; no public auction; the collection sold en bloc to Heilbuth. Work was lot 28.
Herman Heilbuth, Copenhagen, Purchased from Sarlin sale, Sold through Winkel and Magnusson?.
Winkel and Magnusson, Copenhagen, Sold for Heilbuth?, 1929.
Hodebert, Paris, 1929. According to Louvre catalogue 1930
M. Renou, 1930. According to 1930 Louvre catalogue
Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Purchased through Martin Birnbaum in Paris, 1930, Bequest to Fogg Art Museum, 1943. Winthrop paid Fr 825,000
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
Publication History

Adolphe Moreau, Eugene Delacroix et son Oeuvre (Paris, France, 1873), p. 244, no. 1

Alfred Robaut, L'Oeuvre Complète de Eugène Delacroix, Chavanay Freres (Paris, France, 1885), no. 1293

Etienne Moreau-Nélaton, Delacroix Reconte par Lui-Même, Henri Laurens (Paris, France, 1916), vol. II, p. 166, repr. fig. 384

Raymond Escholier, Delacroix, Peintre, Graveur, Ecrivain, Henri Floury (Paris, France, 1926 - 1929), vol. III, repr. opposite p. 230

Louis Hourticq, Delacroix: l'oeuvre du maitre, Hachette (Paris, France, 1930), repr. p. 168

Paul Jamot, Centenaire du Romantisme: Exposition Eugène Delacroix, exh. cat., Musée du Louvre (Paris, France, 1930), no. 170, pp. 101-102

Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix, Journal de Eugène Delacroix, ed. André Joubain, Plon (Paris, France, 1932), vol. II, pp. 210, 442

Michel Florisoone, Delacroix, Braun et Cie (Paris, France, 1938), repr.

Chinese Sculpture, Bronzes, Jades, Paintings and Drawings, Egyptian and Persian sculpture, Pre-Columbian art; selected from the collection of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1943), p. 10

Between the Empires: Géricault, Delacroix, Chassériau, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1946), p. 9

Maria Luisa Saco, "Joyas del arte en los museos Norteamericanos", Cultura Peruana (Lima, Peru, 1957), vol. XVII, no. 105, repr.

S. Lane Faison, Jr., A Guide to the Art Museums of New England, Harcourt, Brace and Co. (New York, NY, 1958), p. 115, repr. as fig. 9

Martin Birnbaum, The Last Romantic (New York, NY, 1960), p. 200

Philippe Lannes de Montebello, "The Problem of Composition in Eugene Delacroix's Small Canvases" (Thesis, Harvard University?, 1961), Unpublished, p. 11, 1-5

Frank Anderson Trapp, The Attainment of Delacroix, The Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD and London, England, 1971), pps. 120, 122, repr. in b/w fig. 62

Lee Johnson, The Paintings of Eugene Delacroix: a critical catalogue, 1816-1831, The Clarendon Press (Oxford & New York, 1981), vol. I, p. 105; vol. 3, p. 142, no. 323

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), no. 205, p. 180, ill.

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 73, color plate; pp. 105, 230, repr. b/w cat. no. 291

Chikashi Kitazaki, ed., Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Ueno, Japan, 2002), pp. 94-95, cat. #14, color repr.

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), no. 31, pp. 118-119, repr. in color

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (New York, NY, 2003), no. 31, pp. 112-113, repr. in color

Christopher Riopelle, Harvard's Winthrop Collection: Nineteenth-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, exh. cat., National Gallery Company Limited (London, 2003), p. 32, cat. 19, ill.

Camille Bernard, "Some Aspects of Delacroix's Orientalism", The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH, April 1971), p. 126, repr.

Otto Benesch, "The Winthrop Collection: From Neo-Classic to Romanticism; David, Ingres, Géricault", Art News (January 1-14, 1944), vol. 42, no. 16, pp. 9-10, 20-21, 32, p. 32

Catalogue de 17 Tableaux Anciens... de la Collection Secrétan, auct. cat., Christie's, London (London, England, July 13, 1889), no. 14, repr.

René Huyghe, "L'Exposition Delacroix au Musée du Louvre", Bulletin des Musées de France (June 1930), vol. II, no. 6, pp. 117-134

Beatrice Farwell, "Sources for Delacroix' 'Death of Sardanapalus' ", The Art Bulletin, College Art Association of America (March 1958), vol. XL, no. 1, pp. 66, no. 3

Catalogue des Tableaux Modernes... composant la Collection Louis Sarlin, auct. cat., Galerie Georges Petit (London, England, March 2, 1918), no. 28, repr.

Exhibition History

Exposition de chef-d'oeuvre de l'ecole française: vingt peintres du xixe siècle, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 05/02/1910 - 05/31/1910

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

Chinese sculpture, bronzes, jades, paintings and drawings, Egyptian and Persian sculpture, Pre-Columbian art : selected from the collection of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/01/1943 - 02/28/1944

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

Delacroix in New England Collections, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/15/1955 - 11/26/1955

Master Paintings from the Fogg Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/13/1977 - 08/31/1977

Masterpieces of European Art, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 06/22/1985 - 09/15/1985

Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 09/14/2002 - 12/08/2002

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

For Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights from the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/16/2004

Re-View: S424-426 Western Art from 1560 to 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011

Modern Art and Modernity, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2013 - 06/01/2013

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