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Dead Christ (Study for Mary Magdalene at the Sepulcher)

Paul Delaroche, French, 1797 - 1856

Geography:
Made in Italy, Europe

Date:
1834

Medium:
Black and white chalk and charcoal with stumping on wove paper

Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/8 × 20 1/2 inches (28.3 × 52 cm) Mount: 12 1/2 × 22 inches (31.8 × 55.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2019-83-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Alice Newton Osborn Trust Fund, 2019

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Paul Delaroche’s meticulous historical depictions made him one of the most successful French artists of the mid-1800s. His reputation extended beyond his native Paris to Saint Petersburg, London, and New York City.

In 1833, he was commissioned by the French government to paint seven monumental frescoes for the church of the Madeleine (Paris). Dismayed by political interference, Delaroche refused to continue working on the project shortly after executing this magnificent preparatory drawing.