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Prints and Drawings
Artist: Eugène Delacroix, French, 1798–1863

Orpheus Bringing Civilization to the Barbarian Ancestors of the Greeks

ca. 1842–44

Brush and watercolor and white body color over graphite underdrawing

sheet: 47 × 67.4 cm (18 1/2 × 26 9/16 in.)
framed: 69.85 × 81.28 × 3.81 cm (27 1/2 × 32 × 1 1/2 in.)
Everett V. Meeks, B.A. 1901, Fund
1958.9.6
Culture: 
French
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and Watercolors
Provenance: 

Eugene Delacroix (until his death); Constant Dutilleux (sale, Paris, 26 Mar 1874 #774); Alfred Robaut; Alfred Beurdeley (sale Paris 30 Nov & 1-2 Dec 1920, #117); Mrs. Walter Feilchenfeldt, Zurich (1958)

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