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Delacroix, Eugène (Painter)


History note: Delacroix sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 17-19 February 1864 (39), bt. Dagu; probably coll. G.P. Boyce; his sale, Christie's, 1-3 July 1897 (234), bt. C.H. Shannon; C. Ricketts, R.A. and C.H. Shannon, R.A.

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.7 cm
Width: 37.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood


1849 - 1853 1853


This is a study for one of the ceiling panels in a series of decorations painted by Delacroix in the Salon de la Paix in the Hôtel de ville, Paris.

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: B275
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Christie stencil
  • Stencil
  • Text: 574 (or 571)
  • Location: Verso
  • Number
  • Text: Cerès Hotel de Ville
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label in Rickett's handwriting
  • Label
  • Text: The property of G.P. Boyce, 14 Chatham Place, Blackfriars
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Label
  • Text: Cérès au milieu des moissons. Esquire d'une des figures occupant les caissons de l'encadrement du plaford dans l' hôtel de Ville de Paris. Salon de la Paix. 1853. par Eugène Delacroix
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Label
  • Text: ED
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Red wax
  • Seal
  • Text: Messrs Ricketts & Shannon
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Circular MS label
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2034
Primary reference Number: 2614
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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