In September 1848, Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863) retreated to his country house to escape the turmoil of post-revolutionary Paris. There he created a group of flower paintings from life, meant for the Salon of 1849. Because of the possibility of frost, he worked quickly and produced five canvases. Shown in detail on the scarf, Basket of Flowers in The Met was one of only two paintings he deemed suitable for the Salon.
Delacroix Basket of Flowers Neckerchief
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