The Duke of Morny's Apartment, by Eugène Delacroix. 🎨A8/15/2021, 11:05:17 PM
The Duke of Morny's Apartment, by Eugène Delacroix. 🎨A vision of the artist’s true biological father! There is reason to believe that Eugène's father, Charles-François Delacroix, was infertile at the time of Eugène's conception and that his real father was Talleyrand, who was a friend of the family and successor of Charles Delacroix as Minister of Foreign Affairs, and whom the adult Eugène resembled in appearance and character. Throughout his career as a painter, he was protected by Talleyrand, who served successively the Restoration and king Louis-Philippe, and ultimately as ambassador ofFranceinGreat Britain, and later by Talleyrand's grandson, Charles Auguste Louis Art, duc de Morny, half-brother of Napoleon III and speaker of the French House of Commons. His presumed father, Charles Delacroix, died in 1805, and his mother in 1814, leaving 16-year-old Eugène an orphan. 👨🎨Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863) was one of the leading artists of the French Romantic period of the 19th century. He received the best training in Paris at the École des Beaux Arts and became known as a leading figure of the French Romantic era. Inspired by history, literature and exotic locales, his masterpieces include "Liberty Leading the People" and "The Death of Sardanapalus": the former earned him the Légion d’honneur and the latter harsh critizism. After his long and inspiring stay in Morrocco, he worked on plenty of public commissions, reaching new highs thanks to the inspiration he found on history, literature and music. 📐Height: 41 cm (16.1 in). Width: 33 cm (13 in). Oil on canvas, 1832. 🏛Louvre Museum, Paris. @museelouvre What do you think about this? Share and follow @monteroneart for a daily 🎨! Shop your art in the Link in Bio.