Ghost on the Terrace, 1834

  • Eugène Delacroix, French, 1798-1863

Graphite pencil on tracing paper completely attached to a supporting sheet of wove paper

  • Framed: Sheet: 10 5/8 × 8 5/16 inches (27 × 21.1 cm) Sheet (support sheet): 11 13/16 × 9 1/8 inches (30 × 23.2 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Charles L. Freer Fund

47.32

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Tragedy
  • Literature (humanities)
  • Graphite
  • Tracing paper
  • Wove paper
  • Figures (representations)
  • Terrace
  • Father
  • Drawing
  • Son
  • Play
  • Armor
  • France
  • Ghost (spirit)
  • Shakespeare, william
  • Hamlet

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Stamp in red ink, lower right: E.D (Lugt Suppl. 838a, Eugene Delacroix) Stamp in black ink, lower left: PG (Lugt Suppl. 2078b, Pierre Geismar)

Inscribed in pencil, top right: 73 In blue pencil, center, verso: C. 18

Provenance

Alfred Sensier; March 26-17, 1918, Edgar Degas, Galerie Georges Petit (Paris, France); November 15, 1928, Pierre Geismar, Hotel Druot (Paris, France); 1947, M. Knoedler and Co.; 1947-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Robaut, Alfred. L'oeuvre Complet de Eugene Delacroix. Paris, 1885, no. 570. Delteil, Loys. Le peintre-graveur..., vol. III. Paris, 1908, no. 105. Catalogue des tableaux modernes et anciens, aquarelles, pastels, dessins composant la collection Edgar Degas. Paris, 1918, no. 140. Bulletin of the DIA 27, no. 3 (1948): 73-75. Delacroix. Exh. cat., Art Gallery of Toronto. Toronto, 1962, no. 34.

Rights Status

Eugène Delacroix, Ghost on the Terrace, 1834, graphite pencil on tracing paper completely attached to a supporting sheet of wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Charles L. Freer Fund, 47.32.