Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. 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: Louvre, Paris, France, Grand Ducal Palace, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Tags: female-nude, French-Revolution, military-and-soldiers, battles-and-wars, Liberty, historical-events Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Leading_the_People 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 Famous works The Barque of Dante (Dante and Virgil in the Underworld) Eugene Delacroix · 1822 Horse Frightened by a Storm Eugene Delacroix · 1824 Death of Sardanapalus Eugene Delacroix · 1827 The Liberty Leading the People Eugene Delacroix · 1830 The Women of Algiers in their Apartment Eugene Delacroix · 1834 Christopher Columbus and His Son at La Rábida Eugene Delacroix · 1838 Fanatics of Tangier Eugene Delacroix · 1837 - 1838 Women of Algiers in Their Apartment Eugene Delacroix · 1849 Christ on the Sea of Galilee Eugene Delacroix · 1854 View all 224 artworks Related Artworks Study for "The Execution of Emperor Maximilian" Edouard Manet The Execution of the Emperor Maximilian of Mexico Edouard Manet The Opening of Waterloo Bridge seen from Whitehall Stairs John Constable Study for The Raft of the Medusa Theodore Gericault The Raft of the Medusa Theodore Gericault Celebration of the General Peace of 1814 in East Bergholt John Constable Study for The Raft of the Medusa Theodore Gericault The Death of Priam Pierre-Narcisse Guerin Death of Marshal Lannes, Duke of Montebello Pierre-Narcisse Guerin The Wedding of Alexander the Great and Roxana Pierre-Narcisse Guerin The Death of Cato of Utica Pierre-Narcisse Guerin The Death of Brutus Pierre-Narcisse Guerin Death of Cato of Utica Pierre-Narcisse Guerin Bonaparte in Cairo Pierre-Narcisse Guerin Napoleon Bonaparte Pardoning the Rebels at Cairo Pierre-Narcisse Guerin Scene of Cannibalism for The Raft of the Medusa Theodore Gericault Henri III and Don Juan of Austria Richard Parkes Bonington Francis I and Marguerite de Navarre Richard Parkes Bonington The murderers carry the body of Fualdes Theodore Gericault Departure of Louis XVIII from the Palace of the Tuileries on the Night of 20 March 1815 Antoine-Jean Gros 1 Load more Advertisement.