Eugène Delacroix / The Abduction of Rebecca / 1846Eugène Delacroix
The Abduction of Rebecca

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Creator Name: Delacroix, Eugène
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: French, 1798-1863
Creator Name-CRT: Eugène Delacroix
Title: The Abduction of Rebecca
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Creation Start Date: 1846
Creation End Date: 1846
Creation Date: 1846
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 39 1/2 x 32 1/4 in. (100.3 x 81.9 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 03.30
Credit Line: Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1903

Throughout his career, Delacroix was inspired by the novels of Sir Walter Scott, a favorite author of the French Romantics. This painting, shown at the Salon of 1846, depicts a scene from 'Ivanhoe.' Rebecca, who had been confined in Front de Boeuf's castle (seen in flames in the background), was carried off by two Saracen slaves at the command of the Christian knight Bois-Guilbert, who had long coveted her. Delacroix painted a less dramatic version of the subject in 1859 (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

AMICA ID: MMA_.03.30
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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