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The Musée Delacroix boasts a unique and remarkable collection, assembled as a tribute to the painter and his works. It currently includes some 1,300 artworks, paintings, drawings, prints, manuscripts, and memorabilia.

Painter, sculptor, draftsman, and writer, Eugène Delacroix was a man of many and varied talents, exploring a wide range of subjects through his works. He drew on his passion for literature to interpret Shakespeare, Goethe, and Byron. His trip to Morocco in 1832 had a lasting impact on his creation. An exceptional collection of objects the artist brought back from his travels is on display in the museum.

The collection in tribute to Delacroix was established when the artist’s final studio was converted into a museum in the early 1930s. It features many paintings by Delacroix, as well as works by artists who knew or were influenced by the painter, such as Théodore Géricault, Thales Fielding, Théodore Chassériau, Édouard Manet, Henri Fantin-Latour, and Maurice Denis, to name a few.

The museum’s collection is a living collection; it is enriched each year through the museum’s acquisition budget and generous donations, notably from the Société des Amis du Musée Eugène-Delacroix (Friends of the Museum).