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A Turk Surrenders to a Greek Horseman

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French (Charenton Saint-Maurice France 1798 - 1863 Paris France)
A Turk Surrenders to a Greek Horseman, 1856
Painting
French
,
19th century
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.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.233
Department of Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Marks
signed: l.l.: Eug. Delacroix 1856
Provenance
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
Bibliography
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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., ed. Chikashi Kitazaki 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

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.

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

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, 66
Exposition Eugène Delacroix: Peintures, aquarelles, pastels, dessins, gravures, documents, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 06/01/1930 - 09/30/1930, 170
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, no. 8
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, no. 14
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, 31; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003, 31; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004, 31
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