(France 26 Apr 1798 – 13 Aug 1863)
32.0 x 25.0 cm image; 56.6 x 40.0 cm sheet
The print is Delacroix’s first major lithograph inspired by literature. It was made shortly after his return from London in 1825. The lithograph is said to be the first work in the history of the medium to have been conceived entirely with a scraper so that the whites appear scratched back from the inky black ground.
Loys Delteil, Le peintre-graveur illustré. Ingres, Délacroix, New York, 1969. cat.no.40
European prints and drawings 1500-1900, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Aug 2014–02 Nov 2014