Eugène Delacroix / Armored Figure on Horseback / c. 1828Eugène Delacroix
Armored Figure on Horseback
c. 1828

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Creator Name: Delacroix, Eugène
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1798 - 1863
Biography: Eug¿ne Delacroix studied under history painter Pierre-Narcisse Gu¿rin (1774-1833) and at the ¿cole des Beaux-Arts, though he did not succeed in competitions there. He soon befriended romantic painter Th¿odore G¿ricault (1791-1824) and exhibited at his first Salon in 1822 his powerful, moody The Barque of Dante (Mus¿e du Louvre, Paris). In the next Salon, inspired by the recent events in the Greeks' struggle for independence against the Turks, Delacroix showed Scenes from the Massacres at Chios (Mus¿e du Louvre, Paris), a painting whose anti-academic composition, free brushwork, and brilliant color caused hostile critics to accuse the artist of the "massacre of painting." Nevertheless, he was awarded a Salon medal and the state purchased the picture.After the early death of G¿ricault, the young artist became the titular head of the French romantic artistic movement, as much for his innovative technique as his new themes. Widely read and an Anglophile, Delacroix drew frequently from Brit
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Eugène Delacroix
Title: Armored Figure on Horseback
Title Type: Primary
Title: Chevalier armé
Title Type: Foreign
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1823
Creation End Date: 1833
Creation Date: c. 1828
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Classification Term: Drawing
Materials and Techniques: graphite and brush and brown wash
Dimensions: Sheet: 27cm x 39.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1933.418.a
Credit Line: Dudley P. Allen Fund
Provenance: [Richard Owen, Paris]
AMICA ID: CMA_.1933.418.a
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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