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Odalisque reclining on a divan: PD.3-1957

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Odalisque reclining on a divan


Delacroix, Eugène (Painter)


History note: Delacroix sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 17-19 February 1864 (69), bt. Barroilhet; coll. Paul Barroilhet, Paris; his sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 3 March 1879 (51); P.A. Cheramy, Paris, by 1891; his sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 5-7 May 1908 (172); Succession P.A. Cheramy sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 14-16 April 1913 (21), bt. Cassirer, Berlin; A. Rothermund (t), Dresden, by 1922; M. Sillberg, Breslau; his sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 9 June 1932 (20); P.M. Turner by 1937

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1950.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1957) by Turner, Percy Moore


Production date: circa AD/CE 1825

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas Frame: Depth 8 cm Height 57.5 cm Width 66.5 cm
Canvas: Height 38 cm Width 46.7 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Eug. Delacroix
  • Location: Lower left
  • Signature

Inscription present: label of the Amsterdam exhibition

  • Text: Chefs d' Oeuvre de l' art francais (3 of them)
  • Location: Verso
  • Label
  • Text: No. 17614 / Delacroix / Odaliske
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Label
  • Text: 2266
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Label
  • Text: of National Gallery exhibition, 1942
  • Location: Verso
  • Label
  • Text: Ch. Pottier, emballeur, Paris
  • Location: Verso
  • Label
  • Text: Nr 17
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label, blue chalk
  • Label
  • Text: HAB / E/ 131 /C
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Label
  • Text: MORC / NE (the 'NE' in a monogram)
  • Location: Frame
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Stamp
  • Text: 17 / do. / 59
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Blue chalk
  • Number
  • Text: 4
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Label
  • Text: X
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite and ink
  • Text: XXXXIII
  • Location: Stretcher
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Text: 3
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Number
  • Text: 81 / do. / GM 555
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Red chalk
  • Number
  • Text: 19
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Number
  • Text: undecipherable, but perhaps from the same seal
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Wax
  • Seal

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.3-1957
Primary reference Number: 2621
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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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