Delacroix – Artist Printmaker Prints and Autographs
Emanuel von Baeyer Cabinet
Emanuel von Baeyer Cabinet presents new additions to our online exhibition of prints and autographs by Eugène Delacroix (1798 Charenton-Saint-Maurice – 1863 Paris).
Leading figure of French Romanticism, Delacroix was an all-round artist printmaker who mastered a wide range of techniques, as illustrated by the fine etchings, lithographs and aquatints in our display.
Exoticism and literature, two of the artist’s favourite subjects, form the core of our selection. Satire, antique medals, a man with weapons, a nude female study and a head of a nun are among the other subjects included in our display as well as a scene after Delacroix’s close friend Richard Parkes Bonington.
The exhibition features an important group of autographs by the artist from around 1815, during his time at the Lycée Impérial in Paris, until his election at the Academie de Beaux-Arts in 1857. Also included is an early manuscript of his French, Latin and Greek homework.