Alfred Robaut (aka Alfred-Ernest Robaut) (1830-1909)
“Hercules Throwing King Diomedes to his Man-eating Horses”, c1865, after a study (c1852) by Eugène Delacroix (aka Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix) (1798-1863) (see https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Delacroix_-_Hercules_Throwing_King_Diomedes_to_his_Man-eating_Horses.jpg), possibly a design study for the decoration of the Salon de la Paix in the newly expanded Hôtel de Ville (Paris City Hall) (see the discussion of a related pencil study in the collection of the MET: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/355649), printed in Douai by Alfred Robaut and published in Paris in 1865 by Dusacq & Cie (with the blind-stamp of the series) as plate 70 to the second volume of “Eugène Delacroix: Fac-Simile de Dessins et Croquis Originale par Alfred Robaut.”
Lithograph printed in sanguine coloured ink on grey chine collé (China) with full margins as published and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 37.7 x 47.9 cm; (chine collé) 27.9 x 34.7 cm.
Numbered in plate above the image borderline: (left) “No. 70.”
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Eug. Delacroix.”; (right) “Imp. Alf. Robaut, Douai”.
Blind-stamped below the image borderline: (in an oval at centre) “EUGÈNE DELACROIX/ FAC-SIMILE/ DE DESSINS et CROQUIS ORIGINALE/ PAR ALFRED ROBAUT”.
Condition: a near faultless impression laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. The sheet is in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.
I am selling this lithograph from the late 1800s designed to showcase Eugène Delacroix’s consummate skill as a draftsman—note how the lithograph not only captures the subtle variations of Delacroix’s strokes but how it also simulates the grainy texture of his chalk lines—for the total cost of AU$198 (currently US$141.14/EUR124.65/GBP105.79 at the time of posting 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 visually arresting lithograph—note that Robaut has chosen to print the sanguine colour of Delacroix’s lines onto a light grey chine collé paper to give vibrant depth to the colour—please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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