Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix (French 1978 – 1863)

Study for Hercules Entre Le Vice et la vertu

Pencil on paper, fan shape

Inscribed with atelier stamp ‘E.D’ (lower right)

9.3/4 x 16.3/4in. (24.5 x 43cm.) (to slip edge)

17.3/8 x 23.3/8in. (44.3 x 59.2cm.) (frame)

Provenance: This work was in the catalogue Ved Robaut 1885. No. 1153.

Condition: Paper is darkened through oxidisation, fox marks, surface dirt.  The mount has been creased.  In a gilt wood frame with minor chips and scuffs.