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The sketch is possibly a design for a painting by Delacroix with the same subject from 1846, which now hangs in the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore. This oil sketch is reminiscent, both in the dramatic, busy composition and in the way of painting, of the works of the 17th century artist Rubens, whom Delacroix greatly admired.

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Title Crucifixion
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 25 cm
Height 37 cm
Artists Schilder: Eugène Delacroix
Accession number 2625 (OK)
Credits Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with the support of: Vereniging Rembrandt 1961
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1961
Age artist About 48 years old
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Delacroix (1798-1863) (2018)
Delacroix (1798-1863) (2018)
Material
Object
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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Eugène Delacroix

Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798 - Parijs 1863

Eugène Delacroix was a pupil of Baron Guérin, in whose studio Théodore Géricault also worked. Géricault apparently aroused Delacroix' interest in English...

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