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 Delacroix Eugene Monk at Prayer Delacroix Eugene Self Portrait as Hamlet Delacroix Eugene The Italian Theatre Delacroix Eugene The Barque of Dante (Dante and Virgil in the Underworld) Delacroix Eugene Summer Diana Surprised at her Bath by Actaeon Delacroix Eugene Scenes from the Massacre of Chios Delacroix Eugene A Mulatto Woman Delacroix Eugene Horse Frightened by a Storm Delacroix Eugene Seated Nude, Mademoiselle Rose Delacroix Eugene Study of a Reclining Nude Delacroix Eugene The Orphan Girl at the Cemetery Delacroix Eugene Two Knights Fighting in a Landscape Delacroix Eugene Two Views of a Standing Indian from Calcutta Delacroix Eugene Two Views of an Indian from Calcutta, Seated and Standing Delacroix Eugene A Mortally Wounded Brigand Quenches his Thirst Delacroix Eugene Macbeth and the Witches Delacroix Eugene Odalisque Delacroix Eugene The Natchez Delacroix Eugene Turk Sitting Smoking on a Couch Delacroix Eugene 1 2 3 Load more Advertisement.