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.
iii of 5 states
32.0 x 25.0 cm image; 56.6 x 40.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.l. [within image], [inscribed on stone] "E. Delacroix". Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
European prints and drawings 1500-1900, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Aug 2014–02 Nov 2014
Referenced in 1 publication
Loys Delteil, Le peintre-graveur illustré. Ingres, Délacroix, New York, 1969. cat.no.40