Eugene Delacroix


(click image to zoom-in)
Author: Eugene Delacroix
Still Life, Painting, Oil on canvas, 69.3x92.5 cm
Origin: France, After 1833

Still life is not a subject generally characteristic of Romantic painting. Eugène Delacroix first turned to it in 1862 in Still Life with Lobsters . Ten years later he began painting flowers and thereafter repeatedly came back to still life. The subject of the present painting is reminiscent of the Louvre watercolour Bouquet of Flowers which belonged to the group of canvases painted in the late 1840s and which had little in common with previous renderings of floral still lifes in France. Particularly striking in this group is Study of Asters and Balsamine from Kunsthaus, Zurich, a canvas of almost the same dimensions and analogous in composition to the present work, so that the two might even be said to form a kind of diptych.

Style: Romanticism
Transferred from Germany after World War II

Site map

Albums Authors Countries Sources Epoches Exibitions Genres
Personages Schools Styles Techniques Themes Types Workshops

Image Use Policy

Unless otherwise noted, images this web site may be used for any purpose without prior permission.

Any material in the public domain found on this web site is not protected by copyright.

We make no representations or warranties with respect to ownership of copyrights in the images, and do not represent others who may claim to be authors or owners of copyright of any of the images, and make no warranties as to the quality of the images.

We shall not be responsible for any loss or expenses resulting from the use of the images, and you release and hold us harmless from all liability arising from such use.

We do not sell art prints, framed posters or reproductions. Ads are shown only to compensate the hosting expenses.