Artist Ary Scheffer, French, 1795-1858
Title
  • Marguerite Leaving Church
  • Marguerite sortant de l'église (alternate title)
Date 1838
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 84 5/8 × 54 1/8 inches (214.9 × 137.5 cm)
Framed: 87 1/2 × 57 × 2 3/8 inches (222.3 × 144.8 × 6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund
Accession Number 80.55
Department European Painting
On View Era of Revolution S331, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, lower left on step: Ary Scheffer 1838
Marks Marks, on verso of the bottom stretcher bar: 3658
Marks, at left: Michel 96 Micromesnil.
by 1859, until 1872, Paturle (Paris, France);
Febraury 28, 1872, sold by (Hôtel Drouot, Paris, France) lot 16;
by 1934, Count de Montjou (Normandy, France);
1980, (Galerie Fischer-Keiner, Paris, France);
1980-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Salon. Exh. cat. Paris, 1839, no. 1898.

Oeuvres de Ary Scheffer. Exh. cat., 26 Boulevard des Italiens. Paris, May 1859, p. 16, cat. 38.

Etex, A. Ary Scheffer: étude sur sa vie et ses ouvrages. Paris, 1859, p. 25, no. 38.

Passa, T. Ary Scheffer: étude sur sa vie et ses oeuvres. Paris, 1859, pp. 13-14.

Blanc, Ch. "Ary Scheffer." Histoire des peintres de toutes écoles: école française, Paris, 1863, p. 19.

Museum Ary Scheffer, Catalogus der Kunstwerken en andere Voorwerpen, betrekking hebbende op Ary Scheffer en toebehoorende aan Dordrechts Museum. Dordrecht, 1934, p. 102.

Kolb, M. Ary Scheffer et son temps, 1795-1858. Paris, 1937, pp. 191, 341-342, 475 (ill.).

Bénézit, E. Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs. Paris, 1976, vol. 9, pp. 353-354.

Holt, E.G., ed. The Triumph of Art for the Public the Emerging Role of Exhibitions and Critics. Garden City and New York, 1979, pp. 296-297.

Ary Scheffer 1795-1858. Paris, 1980, p. 63.

Bulletin of the DIA 59, no. 4 (1981): p. 143 (ill.).

The Art of the July Monarchy: France 1830 to 1848. Exh. cat., Museum of Art and Archeology, Memorial Art Gallery, and Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Columbia, Rochester, and Santa Barbara, 1989, pp. 95, 289, cat. 152, pl. 35, pp. 80-100, p. 95.

Romance and Chivalry; History and Literature Reflected in Early Nineteenth Century French Painting. Exh. cat., New Orleans Museum of Art, Stair Sainty Matthiesen Inc. and the Taft Museum. New Orleans, New York, and Cincinnati, 1996, pp. 133-135 (fig. 94).

Sanchez. Les Catalogues des salons. Paris, 2000, vol. 3, p. 312.