The Welcome Visitor by Charles Edouard Delort - 24 x 40 inches Signed & dated '75 french cardinal genre costume courtyard figures figurative cavaliers
Charles Edouard Delort
(1841 - 1895)

The Welcome Visitor

Signed & dated '75
Oil on canvas
24 x 40 inches

Provenance
Henry Hilton
Anon. (American Art Association, New York, "Catalogue of modern paintings, statuary, bronzes, and other artistic property collected by the late Henry Hilton” February 13th & 14th, 1900, Lot 61)
Rehs Galleries, Inc., New York City

Literature
Catalogue of modern paintings, statuary, bronzes,
and other artistic property collected by the late Henry Hilton” New-York 1900

61 — Arrival of the Cardinal

The courtyard of a Spanish inn. The Cardinal, ac-
companied by gentlemen, almoners, and servants, is
coming forward toward the stone stairway at the right,
and the host, holding his saucepan and white cap be-
hind his back, bows low in obsequious greeting. The
red robes of the Cardinal form the central note in the
color scheme, with which are effectively contrasted the
greens, blues, browns, and purples of the costumes of
the cavaliers and the trappings of the sumpter-mules.
A remarkable piece of historical genre by a celebrated
artist.

Signed at the right.

Height, 24 inches ; length, 30 inches (incorrect size)