Falaise d'Etretat by Eugene Delacroix 1849

The painter Eugene Delacroix (1798 - 1863)

Delacroix was born in the east of Paris
and lived in the French capital most of his life.
He went to the colledge Louis Le Grand
and later to the école des Beaux Arts.

1830 Delacroix made his most famous painting
"La Liberte guidant le peuple"

1840 Eugene Delacroix rents à house in Draveil
in the south of Paris.
At that time he used to travel to Normandy
where he made above aquarelle of the Etretat cliffs.
He also painted in the nearby towns of Fecamp and Dieppe.
When svisiting the area he stayed with
his cousin Alexandre Bataille near Fecamp.

selfportrait of Eugene Delacroix
The painting is in Paris in the Louvre
website of the Musee Delacroix

Falaise d'Aval Etretat painted 1838
The painting is in Paris in the Musée de Montmartre

Falaise d'Aval Etretat painted 1849
The painting is in Rotterdam in the Boijlans Museum

Falaise at Etretat painted around 1849
1876 Alfred Bruyas donated the painting to the musée Fabre
The painting is still in Montpellier in the Musee Fabre

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