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Allegorical Figure of Envy

Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix, French, 1798 - 1863

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
c. 1820-1823 or c. 1849

Medium:
Charcoal and graphite on tan wove paper

Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 x 16 1/4 inches (48.3 x 41.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

* Gallery 121, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, first floor (Korman Gallery)

Accession Number:
1986-26-19

Credit Line:
The Henry P. McIlhenny Collection in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, 1986

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Label:
Although 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.


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