Eugène Delacroix

(1798 - 1863)

A pupil of Pierre-Narcisse Guérin (1774-1833), he was deeply influenced by Rubens and the sixteenth-century Venetian masters whose paintings he copied in the Louvre. He was also interested in the works of Dante, Goethe and Tasso and in English art and literature, particularly in the 1820s.

In 1825 he visited London, accompanied by Boningto...

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