Lot n° 49
10000 - 12000 EUR
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DELACROIX Eugène (1798-1863) - BAUDELAIRE Charles (1821-1867)
Original drawing, preparatory study sheet for The Sultan of Morocco
Black pencil, 17.2 x 22.6 cm. (Slight restorations and traces of glue, slight horizontal folding).
Original drawing by Eugène Delacroix, preparatory study sheet for the painting "The Sultan of Morocco", kept in Toulouse in the Musée des Augustins. Two other preparatory drawings, also from the Darcy collection, are kept in the Louvre museum.
At the Salon of 1845, Charles Baudelaire commented on the painting for which this drawing is preparatory as follows: "The Sultan of Morocco Moulay Abd-Re-Rhahmann receiving the Count of Mornay, Ambassador of France: this is the painting we wanted to talk about earlier when we said that Mr. Delacroix had made progress in the science of harmony... This painting is so harmonious in spite of the splendour of the tones... The composition is excellent".
You can contact: BAUDELAIRE-DUFAŸS Charles, Le Salon de 1845, Paris, Jules Labbite, 1845. Bradel demi-maroquin with red corners, golden head, preserved covers (Loutrel).
Original edition of the first work published by Charles Baudelaire associating the name of his father with that of his mother. Baudelaire criticizes the salon in which the painting corresponding to our sketch was exhibited: "Here is the painting we wanted to talk about earlier when we claimed that Mr. Delacroix had progressed in the science of harmony. [...]».
Also attached is: An autograph letter from Charles Baudelaire to Champfleury, signed "B. D.", s.l.n.d., 1 page in-8 in ink.
"[...] If you want to make me a joke article, do it... but if you want to please me, make some serious lines, and talk about the Salons de Diderot [...]".
PROVENANCE Former Darcy collection, its stamp in the lower right corner (L.659F); Former Pierre Leroy collection.
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