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The Death of Eugene Delacroix – 13 August 1863

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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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000197/18630819/003/0003

 

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