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Lot #6008
Eugene Delacroix Autograph Letter Signed

"I have led the life of a Negro since I saw you"

Estimate: $500+

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"I have led the life of a Negro since I saw you"

French artist (1798–1863) who takes a place in the first rank of painters in the Romantic tradition and whose mastery of color and technique inspired both the Impressionist and Symbolist schools. ALS in French, signed “Eug. Delacroix,” one page, 5.25 x 8, [January 17, 1854]. A handwritten letter from Eugene Delacroix to a friend, in full (translated): "I have led the life of a Negro since I saw you: here I have promised to have ready my exhibition room for the celebration on the 28th at the town hall. So I don't have time to show it publicly until then: I would however like you to be one of the five or six people who will tell me your opinion of it in the middle of the dust of the scaffold. If you can escape tomorrow Wednesday or the day after tomorrow Thursday you will find me there all day. I warn you that at 2 a.m. there is no more daylight. When the party will be over I hope you will come with the people I will invite later to see it in a more presentable state." In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Art, Literature, and Classical Music
  • Dates: May 22, 2024 - June 20, 2024

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