Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Allegorical Figure of EnvyMade in France, Europe
c. 1820-23 or c. 1849
Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix, French, 1798 - 1863
Charcoal and graphite on tan wove paper
Currently not on view
1986-26-19The Henry P. McIlhenny Collection in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, 1986
LabelAlthough it has not been definitively established exactly what this male winged figure represents, it seems to have developed from an academic study made from the live model—note the prop under the left hand—into some sort of symbol or allegory, perhaps depicting the "man of genius at the portals of the tomb," a subject mentioned by Delacroix in his Journal in May 1823.