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Eugène Delacroix


The Entry of the Crusaders into Constantinople.

1840. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note.

Eugène Delacroix. The Entry of the Crusaders into Constantinople.

The Entry of the Crusaders into Constantinople. The Western Christian authorities did not trust the Eastern Church; in order to punish the Eastern Christians into submission, crusaders were allowed to attack Constantinople, the capital of Byzantium, which was captured and ransacked in 1204.