Subseries . "Delacroix: The Late Work." September 15, 1998 - January 3, 1999


Scope and Content Note

To celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863), the Reunion de Musees Nationaux in Paris and the Philadelphia Museum of Art organized the magnificent exhibition, "Delacroix: The Late Work."The exhibition featured approximately seventy paintings and forty works of art from both public and private collections. Curated by Joseph J. Rishel ( Senior Curator of European Painting before 1900, the John G. Johnson Collection), Arlette Sérullaz (Curator of Drawings at the Musée du Louvre), and Vincent Pomerède (Chief Curator of Paintings at the Musée du Louvre), the exhibition was the first in a decade to study Delacroix. The records for the exhibition include administrative files, lender files, and research files. The bulk of the records date from 1996 to 1998.