Arabe à l'affût
signed 'EugDelacroix' (lower right)
pastel on paper
912 x 1214 in. (24 x 31.1 cm)

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‘Comte C.’ sale; Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 30 April 1898, lot 74.
Possibly acquired at the above sale by Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Paris.
His sale; Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 16-27 March 1918, lot 110, as ‘Arabe à l’affût : chasse au lion’.
Acquired at the above sale by Vildrac.
L. Johnson, The Paintings of Eugène Delacroix. A Critical Catalogue, III, Oxford, 1986, p. 14, mentioned in relation to no. 180.
L. Johnson, Delacroix pastels, New York, 1995, p. 19, fig. 7, no. xi.
C. Ives, S.A. Stein and J.A. Steiner, The Private Collection of Edgar Degas: A Summary Catalogue, New York, 1997, no. 207, ill.
M.-P. Salé, ‘«Facilité, rapidité, fragilité » : Delacroix et le pastel’, in Delacroix, cat. exp., Paris, Musée du Louvre, et New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018-2019, p. 373, no. 47.

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