Eugene Delacroix Collected Over Three Generations
From 11 December 2013 to 17 March 2014
A truly French artistic legacy
The Musée Delacroix is a museum dedicated to the works of Eugène Delacroix, one of the most well-known French Romantic painters in history. Starting in December 2013, a new exhibition called 'Delacroix en héritage' presents an ensemble of Delacroix paintings that evolved throughout several generations of collectors from the same family. The collector family is the Moreau-Nélatons, and they possessed one of the most complete collections of Delacroix works in the world. Over three generations, the family grew their collection and then donated it to the French state. Now, the Musée Delacroix is presenting these little-known and rarely viewed paintings. It is very fitting that these works should be displayed in this space, as the museum is actually the former workshop of the artist. The exhibition includes both painting and drawings done by the French master. It also shows the links between the Moreau family and Delacroix, which allowed the family to acquire such an impressive collection of his masterpieces. As a result, visitors can immerse themselves in the work of one of the great French artists of history.