Renowned as a key figure of French Romantic painting, Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) was equally a dedicated and an innovative draughtsman. This exhibition explores the central role of drawing in the artist’s practice with more than 100 works on paper – from finished watercolours to sketchbooks, from copies after old master prints to preparatory drawings for important projects. The display has been drawn together from the Karen B. Cohen collection of Delacroix drawings, which has been donated to the holdings of the Met. It is the first US exhibition devoted to Delacroix’s drawings in over half a century. Find out more about the Delacroix exhibition from the Met’s website.
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