Copyright Information close The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author's death. In other countries, legislation may differ. More… WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks solely. We use here Copyright term based on authors' deaths according to U.S. Copyright Law, that is 70 years. In other countries, the duration of copyright term may differ. Please check here copyright length according to your country's legislation before you consider reproducing images borrowed from Wikipaintings.org Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → The Liberty Leading the People Eugene Delacroix Original Title: La Libert guidant le peuple Date: 1830 Style: Romanticism Genre: history painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 325 x 260 cm Location: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France Tags: female-nude, French-Revolution, military-and-soldiers, battles-and-wars, Liberty, historical-events Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 750x595px, View all sizes Perhaps Delacroix’s most influential and most recognizable paintings, Liberty Leading the People was created to commemorate the July Revolution of 1830, which removed Charles X of France from power. Delacroix wrote in a letter to his brother that a bad mood that had been hold of him was lifting due to the painting on which he was embarking (the Liberty painting), and that if he could not fight for his country then at least he would paint for it. The French government bought the painting in 1831, with plans to hang it in the room of the new king Louis-Philippe, but it was soon taken down for its revolutionary content. Lady Liberty was eventually the model for the Statue of Liberty, which was given to the United States 50 years later, and has also been featured on the French banknote. Eugene Delacroix: Artworks by date LIST OF WORKS Featured works (32) All Artworks by Date (224) All Artworks by Name (224) STYLES Orientalism (65) Romanticism (159) GENRES allegorical painting (1) animal painting (6) caricature (1) cityscape (2) flower painting (5) genre painting (38) history painting (22) illustration (2) interior (4) landscape (8) literary painting (29) marina (2) mythological painting (13) nude painting (nu) (11) portrait (32) quadratura (1) religious painting (20) self-portrait (4) sketch and study (9) still life (1) wildlife painting (13) Eugene Delacroix Featured works (32) All Artworks by Date (224) All Artworks by Name (224) Orientalism (65) Romanticism (159) allegorical painting (1) animal painting (6) caricature (1) cityscape (2) flower painting (5) genre painting (38) history painting (22) illustration (2) interior (4) landscape (8) literary painting (29) marina (2) mythological painting (13) nude painting (nu) (11) portrait (32) quadratura (1) religious painting (20) self-portrait (4) sketch and study (9) still life (1) wildlife painting (13) Male Academy Figure Eugene Delacroix Monk at Prayer Eugene Delacroix Self Portrait as Hamlet Eugene Delacroix The Italian Theatre Eugene Delacroix The Barque of Dante (Dante and Virgil in the Underworld) Eugene Delacroix Summer Diana Surprised at her Bath by Actaeon Eugene Delacroix Scenes from the Massacre of Chios Eugene Delacroix A Mulatto Woman Eugene Delacroix Horse Frightened by a Storm Eugene Delacroix Seated Nude, Mademoiselle Rose Eugene Delacroix Study of a Reclining Nude Eugene Delacroix The Orphan Girl at the Cemetery Eugene Delacroix Two Knights Fighting in a Landscape Eugene Delacroix Two Views of a Standing Indian from Calcutta Eugene Delacroix Two Views of an Indian from Calcutta, Seated and Standing Eugene Delacroix A Mortally Wounded Brigand Quenches his Thirst Eugene Delacroix Macbeth and the Witches Eugene Delacroix Odalisque Eugene Delacroix The Natchez Eugene Delacroix Turk Sitting Smoking on a Couch Eugene Delacroix 1 2 3 Load more Advertisement.