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The Abduction of Rebecca

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A painter who observed Delacroix in his studio recounted: "He almost always worked standing up, alternately moving away from and approaching the easel, whistling or singing an air by Rossini, whose music he greatly liked."

Take a closer look at the painting to learn about some of the ways in which Delacroix improvised directly on the canvas.

A painter who observed Delacroix in his studio recounted: "He almost always worked standing up, alternately moving away from and approaching the easel, whistling or singing an air by Rossini, whose music he greatly liked."

Take a closer look at the painting to learn about some of the ways in which Delacroix improvised directly on the canvas.

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The Abduction of Rebecca, 1846
Eugène Delacroix (French)
Oil on canvas
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1903 (03.30)