Delacroix drawings : the Karen B. Cohen Collection

Dunn, Ashley Elizabeth, author

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  • Known as the master of French Romanticism for his energetic paintings, Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) was also a consummate draftsman. This handsome book, one of the few to explore this topic in depth, provides new insight into Delacroix's drawing practice, paying particular attention to his materials and techniques and the ways in which the artist pushed the boundaries of the medium. The remarkable group of nearly 130 drawings featured here, many of which have been rarely seen, include academic and anatomical studies, sketches from nature, and preparatory drawings related to many of Delacroix's most renowned canvases, among them The Massacre at Chios and Liberty Leading the People. Exhibition: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (17.07.-11.11.2018).


  • Catalog for the exhibition "Devotion to Drawing: The Karen B. Cohen Collection of Eugène Delacroix" held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 17-November 12, 2018.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Delacroix as a draftsman : through the lens of the Karen B. Cohen Collection / Ashley E. Dunn -- Plates / Delacroix at the Metropolitan Museum of Art / Colta Ives -- Line and color : the drawing of practices of Delacroix / Marjorie Shelley -- Notes / Checklist Selected Bibliography
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