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Thursday 24 June 2021

Eugène Delacroix’s lithograph, “Sheet of Nine Antique Coins”, 1825

Eugène Delacroix (aka Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix) (1798–1863)

“Sheet of Nine Antique Coins” (aka “Feuille de neuf médailles antiques” [Sheet with nine antique medals]), 1825, printed by Victor Jacques Bertauts (fl.1830s–1880) and published on 1st March 1866 in the journal, “L’Artiste” in Paris.

Lithograph printed in sanguine coloured ink on wove paper.

Size: (sheet) 28.9 x 39.8 cm.

Inscribed in the stone: (lower centre) “E. Delacroix”; (lower right) “IMP. BERTAUTS, PARIS”.

Early state (iii? of v) before the published state (iv) with the addition of the date, “1825”, below Delacroix’s signature and before lettering with publication details for “L’Artiste”.

Delteil 46 (Loys Delteil 1908, “Le peintre-graveur illustré XIXe et XXe siècle: Ingres et Delacroix”, Paris, vol. 3, cat. no. 46); IFF 44 (Jean Adhémar & Jacques Lethève 1954, “Inventaire du Fonds Français après 1800”, vol. 6, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, p. 124, cat. no. 44).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:

“Nine medals, represented sketchily, with from top left to right: a sphinx, a head in profile to left, a nude male riding a horse, a head wearing band facing front; from centre left to right: a head in profile to right, a whole-length seated male nude figure, a bull with a man's face and a figure floating above; from bottom left to right: a whole-length helmeted man in drapery carrying weapons, an unidentified subject. 1825”


See also the description of this print offered by the Rijksmuseum:

Condition: a strong impression in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, abrasions, folds, significant stains or signs of handling.

I am selling this fascinating original lithograph by Delacroix of a set of six antique coins/medals, for AU$351 (currently US$265.97/EUR222.88/GBP190.53 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this rare lithograph, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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