Eugene Delacroix, the leader of the French Romantic school of painters, died in Paris on 13 August 1863, aged 65.
To mark the day, here is a fascinating article (published on 19 August 1863) about Delacroix’s life and art, including a report on how he was nearly killed on three separate occasions before he had even reached the age of three.
Liverpool Daily Post – Wednesday 19 August 1863
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