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Collision of Moorish Horsemen

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Description Delacroix described the spectacular and violent military pageantry at the court of Sultan Abd-er-Rahmen of Morocco (1778-1859), which he witnessed while accompanying Count Charles de Mornay on a diplomatic expedition on behalf of King Louis Philippe of France in 1832: "During their military exercises, which consist of riding their horses at full-speed and stopping them suddenly after firing a shot, it often happens that the horses carry away their riders and fight each other when they collide."
Date Description Narrative
10/20/1937Examinationinfrared spectroscopy
6/26/1962Treatmentx-rayed; loss compensation; coated
5/29/1986Examinationexamined for loan
5/29/1996Examinationexamined for condition
  • [Exhibition title unknown, held at Galerie des Beaux-Arts]. Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Paris, Paris. 1844.
  • Eugène Delacroix, 1798-1863. Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. 1962-1963.
  • Orientalism: Delacroix to Klee. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland. 1997-1998.
  • A Magnificent Age: Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte. 2002-2004.
  • 19th Century Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin. 2010-2011.
  • Delacroix and the Matter of Finish. Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham. 2013-2014.
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Schwabacher (?) (date and mode of acquisition unknown); Sale M. de S. (Schwabacher (?)), May 5, 1877, no. 6; purchased by Arnold and Tripp, February 12, 1881 [1]; purchased by William T. Walters (through George A. Lucas as agent), Baltimore, May 9, 1883 [2]; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] Arnold, Tripp et Compagnie, Livre d'entrée, no. 52 and Livre de Sortie, no. 1159, Collection of M. Dieterle [2] The Diary of George A. Lucas, p. 563.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower left: Eug. Delacroix
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1883

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H: 32 x W: 39 in. (81.3 x 99.1 cm); Framed H with build-up: H: 48 5/16 x W: 55 5/8 x D: 8 5/8 in. (122.71 x 141.29 x 21.91 cm)
  • Morocco, Garbia (Place Depicted)

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