Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix, the most vivid representative of French Romanticism, was born on 26 April 1798, the forth child of Charles Delacroix, Foreign Minister under the Directory and Prefecture of Marseilles. There is some reason to believe that his real father was Talleyrand (1754-1838), the famous diplomat, whom Eugene Delacroix resembled in character and appearance. Charles Delacroix died in 1805; in 1814 Eugene’s mother followed, leaving him an orphan at the age of 16. In 1816 he entered l'Ecole des Beaux-Art, where he befriended Bonington and Pierret
. 1817-1820. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France.
1822. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note.
1824. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note.
c.1824. Oil on canvas. Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France.
1824. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France.
c.1825. Oil on canvas. Offentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, Kunstmuseum, Basle, Switzerland.
c.1825-1826. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France.
1825-1826. Oil on canvas. Fundacion coleccion Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain. Read Note.
1826. Oil on canvas. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux, France. Read Note.
1826-1827. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France.
1827. Oil on canvas. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyons, France.
1827-1828. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note.
c.1827-1828. Oil on canvas. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK.
1830. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note.
1830. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France.
1832. Watercolour on paper. Louvre, Paris, France.
c.1832. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, Prague, Chech Republic. Read Note.
1833-1837. Oil and virgin wax on plaster. Salon du Roi, Palais Bourbon, Paris, France.
1834. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France.
c.1837. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France.
Eugène Delacroix. by Ye.Kozhina. Moscow. 1961. (in Russian)
Delacroix. by A.Gastev. Moscow. 1966. (in Russian)
Delacroix. by Barthélémy Jobert. Editions Gallimard, 1997.
Delacroix les dernières années. Réunion des Musées Nationaux. Paris. 1998.
Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.
The Journal of Eugene Delacroix: A Selection (Arts & Letters) by Eugene Delacroix, Hubert Wellington (Editor), Lucy Norton (Translator). Phaidon Press Inc., 1995.
Delacroix by Barthelmy Jobert, Eugene Delacroix, Terry Grabar (Translator). Princeton Univ Pr, 1998.
The Cambridge Companion to Delacroix (Cambridge Companion to the History of Art) by Beth Segal Wright (Editor). Cambridge Univ Pr, 2001.
Delacroix: The Late Work by Eugene Delacroix, Vincent Pomarde, Arlette Serullaz, Joseph J. Rishel, Louis-Antoine Prat, David Loit. Thames & Hudson, 1998.
Delacroix Pastels by Lee Johnson. George Braziller, 1995.
A Century of Artists' Letters: Notes to Family, Friends, & Dealers, 1855-1968: Delacroix to Leger by Jacqueline Albert Simon, Lucy D. Rosenfeld. Schiffer Publishing, 2004.
Eugene Delacroix: The Graphic Work a Catalogue Raisonne by Loys Delteil, Susan Strauber. Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1996.
The Paintings of Eugene Delacroix: A Critical Catalogue, 1832-1863 (Movable Pictures and Private Decorations, Volumes III and IV) by Lee Johnson. Oxford University Press, 1987.