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French
Born
Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798-04-26
Deceased
Paris 1863-08-13
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Son of (probably) Charles Delacroix (1741-1805), who was minister of Foreign Affairs during the Directoire period, Ambassador to the 'République Batave' [Holland], 1801-1803 Préfect of Marseille and 1803-05 of Bordeaux. His mother was Victoire Oeben (1758-1814), through whom he was related to the great 'ébénistes' of the 18th century Vandercruse-Delacroix, Jean-François Oeben and Jean Henry Riesener, the farther of the painter Henry François Riesener, who was his uncle by marriage.
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Period of activity
1815 - 1863
from c. 1815
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  • Parijs 1815 - 1825
    Started his carreer as pupil in the Studio of Pierre Narcisse Guérin; 1816 École des Beaux-Arts for drawing, painting and graphics. His early friendships with other artists were decisive: Théodore Géricault and Richard Bonington, with whom he shared a Studio from 1824 on and who introduced him to English art. He studied himself in the Louvre the Old Masters Rafael, Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Titian, Veronese and Venetian painting, as well as the Frech classicists like Nicolas Poussin. At the same time he participated in all the better 'Salons' in Paris as well as in the literary world (Stendhal, Propser Mérimée etc.). His friendship with contemporary artists like A.J. Gros, F. Gérard, A.L. Girodet-Troison and P.P. Prud'hon and also Goya (c. 1820). But his friendship with the English proved very important (the Copley brothers, Newton Smith, Theodore Henry Adolphus und Thales Fielding, who shared his studio in 1824.
  • Londen (Engeland) 1825
    After seeing many English works at the 1824 Salon, he makes a study trip to England, especially to London in the Spring-Summer of 1825 and visits Eugène Isabey, Charles Robert Cockerell, Lawrence, and Constable and studies paintings by Benjamin West, Benjamin Robert Haydon, David Wilkie.
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  • Algeciras (Cadiz) 1832-01 - 1832-01-21
    His first station on his trip to Marocco on 21 January, after leaving France by way of Toulon. See for a very detailed report of Delacroix journeys: Delacroix/Joubin 1996 (Delacroix's diaries 1822-1863).
  • Marokko 1832-01 - 1832-06
    Delacroix travelled to Marocco in the company of ambassador Comte Charles de Mornay, who was send by king Louis-Philippe to negotiate with the Sultan.
  • Tanger 1832-04-05 - 1832-04-12
    beginning of his return to France
  • Andalusia (aut. regio) 1832-05
  • Sevilla 1832-05
  • Oran (Algerije) 1832-06-13 - 1832-06-19
  • Algiers 1832-06-26 - 1832-07
    From here he returned by way of Toulon to France/Paris. This short time in Africa meant a very decisive change in his style.
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  • Nederland 1839
  • België
  • Parijs 1840
    c. 1840 he befriended Georges Sand and her family and friends, but foremost Frédéric Chopin, who became a very close friend till his death in 1849.
  • Nohant-Vic (Indre) 1842
    In 1842, 1843 and 1846 long stays with Georges Sand and Chopin, where he met Franz Liszt, Honoré de Balzac; from 1846 on he distances himself somewhat from Sand, after her break-up with Chopin.
  • Parijs 1848 - 1863
    From 1848 Delacroix stayed mainly in Paris, working on his great assingments for decorative works. (Palais Bourbon, Chambre des Députés etc.)
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genre, history (as a genre), hunting scene, landscape (as genre), literature (genre), orientalism, still life, battle
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