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Ferdinand-Victor-Eug?ne Delacroix, 1798-1863

Monk at Prayer

Medium: graphite on thin, smooth, beige wove paper
Dimensions: height: 9.5 cm, width: 16.9 cm.
Date: 1821
Category: genre
Subject: man | devotion | prayer
Inscriptions and Markings: "E.D." in upper right; "Dessin fait par Eug. Delacroix pour l'album d'une dame./Vers 1820/ Je l'ai grav? [illegible initials]" on reverse
Bibliography: Robaut, Alfred. L'Oeuvre complet d'Eug?ne Delacroix: peintures, dessins, gravures, lithographies. Paris: Charavay Fr?res. 1885.: p. 13. King, Edward S. "Delacroix's Paintings in the Walters Art Gallery". Journal of The Walters Art Gallery 1 (1938): 85-112.: pp. 85, 87 and note 7. Verdier, Philippe. "Delacroix's Grandes Machines: 2." The Connoisseur 157 (September 1964):8-15.
Provenance: Villot, Paris; Villot Sale, H?tel Drouot, Paris, February 11, 1865, lot 35; William T. Walters (1819-1894), Baltimore, 1865, by purchase from Villot sale [57.85 francs]
Collection: The Walters Art Museum
Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, 1865
Object Number: WAM 37.1291