Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863)
(ca. 1830, graphite & black chalk lightly heightened with white chalk, on wove)
Réunion des Musées Nationaux
But doubtless, Sir, you will be asking what is this strange, mysterious quality which Delacroix, to the glory of our age, has interpreted better than anyone else. It is the invisible, the impalpable, the dream, the nerves, the soul….