Exhibition Delacroix and the Companions of his Youth: Géricault, Bonington, Huet, Barye…
from November 23, 2007 to February 25, 2008
Eugène Delacroix Réunion de la Saint-Sylvestre (détail), 1817-1818
© RMN / Le Mage
Musée National Eugène-Delacroix
Revolving around Delacroix’s Romantic period, from 1822 to 1830, the exhibition recalls the friendships he formed during his youth, notably while attending school at the Lycée Impérial.
Acclaimed in 1824 as one of Romanticism’s leading exponents, praised by some, criticized by others, Delacroix remained loyal to his schoolfriends but widened his circle of acquaintances to include famous artists and writers of the day (Stendhal, Mérimée, Dumas, Hugo).
Practical informationMusée National Eugène-Delacroix
6, rue de Furstenberg, 75006 Paris
23 November 2007 - 25 February 2008
Daily, except Tuesday and certain bank holidays, 9.30am-5pm.
Admission: 5 euros.