DELACROIX Eugène [Charenton-Saint-Maurice,... - Lot 203 - Oger - Blanchet

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DELACROIX Eugène [Charenton-Saint-Maurice,... - Lot 203 - Oger - Blanchet
DELACROIX Eugène [Charenton-Saint-Maurice, 1798 - Paris, 1863], French painter. Autograph letter signed to Achille Ricourt. [1833]; 2 pages in-8° on a bifeuillet, address. To the director of the newspaper L'Artiste about a work to be realized and Eugénie Dalton [model and student of Delacroix, and one of his mistresses] who exhibits at the Salon. "You would be very kind to send me the stone in question and at the same time to come and explain to me how you want it to be done. Please ask one of these gentlemen to make me a very small sketch of the size from the painting [...] Especially at this moment, it is impossible for me to move from my studio. Please send me L'Artiste from the beginning of the exhibition at least. I have not read anything of what I have not read anything of what they say. Then he passes on complimentary lines about Mrs. Dalton, asking Ricourt to do something about it in a future article: "I've read nothing of what they say. in a future article: "Among the most remarkable works exhibited by women this year, we will stop by women this year, we shall call attention to those of Mad. Dalton. This lady had already appeared with advantage at the last show with a painting representing a hunting dog of natural size guarding There is still progress this year. There is a lot of finesse in the portraits of English dogs that she exhibited. And the most remarkable thing is a cow in the interior of a a cow in a stable and especially a rather large painting representing a young fawn dead among the rocks. fawn in the middle of the rocks and near which a return has just fallen. This painting joins to a harmony in the whole, an extreme delicacy in the way in which the details are returned. We cannot encourage this artist too much in this naive and more energetic way than it seems to belong to the female talent. belong to the female talent ".
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