French artist (1798-1863) who takes a place in the first rank of painters in the Romantic tradition and whose mastery of color and technique inspired both the Impressionist and Symbolist schools. ALS in French, signed “Eug. Delacroix,” one page, 7.25 x 9.5, April 15, 1828. Letter to Viscount Alcide-Hyacinthe of Beauchesne’s Wood, in part (translated): "Having not had the honor to see you as I hoped, it would be very useful for me to hear from you the flattering assurances that Mr. Jules Marechal has given me on your part…The historical painting requires efforts that the government feels it can support." In fine condition.
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