Basket of Flowers

Eugène Delacroix French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 801

Given the social and political unrest in post-revolutionary Paris, Delacroix retreated to his country house at Champrosay in September 1848. There he undertook a series of flower paintings intended for the Salon of 1849, which he hoped would capture the variety and profusion of garden flowers. Because of the possibility of frost, he worked quickly, producing five canvases. Of these, only two satisfied him sufficiently to be included in the Salon: the present work and Basket of Flowers and Fruit (Philadelphia Museum of Art).

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Basket of Flowers, Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris), Oil on canvas

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