Jean Delville (Belgian, 1867–1953)
Circe, 1893

Colored pencil, charcoal, and pastel on paper
11 3/8 x 23 3/16 in. (28.9 x 58.9 cm); frame: 17 ¾ x 29 1/8 in. (45.1 x 74 cm)
Signed in black lower right: Jean Delville / illegible word
Titled and signed on verso in brown crayon, in script: Etude de nue / Jean Delville


ca. 1968, Collection of Oliver Delville, Brussels

ca. 1970–1972, Spencer A. Samuels and Co., Ltd., New York

1972, IU Art Museum purchase from Spencer A. Samuels and Co., Ltd, New York


1968, “Les Salons de la Rose + Croix,” The Piccadilly Gallery, London

1969, “The Sacred and Profane in Symbolist Art,” Museum Civico de Torino and The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (cat. no. 192)

June 1970, “Symbolismus in Belgien,” Galleria del Levante, Munich

November 1970, “Symbolists,” Spencer A. Samuels & Co., New York

January 16–March 3, 1985, “Drawings from the IU Art Museum Collection,” Indiana University Art Museum

Alternate Titles

Le fin d'un règne

Etude de nue


Provenance research on this work is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.