Eugène Delacroix (1798-1865) made three paintings which decorate a chapel in the Saint Sulpice Church. I talked about them in a previous post (see here), but they were then under a heavily needed restoration, which lasted about a year. They are now visible again!
There are two mural paintings and one ceiling painting on stretched canvas. They were all executed rather late in Delacroix’s life, officially inaugurated in 1861, two years before his death. He spent a few years on preparing and executing these paintings, of course interrupted by other commitments and personal works. To be close to the church, he actually moved to the nearby Place Fürstenberg, where you now can visit his museum (see here).
The paintings go under the names of “Jacob wrestling with the Angel”, “Helodorius driven out of the Temple” and – the ceiling canvas – “Saint Michael slaying the Dragon”.
I could not resist showing some of the other most famous Delacroix paintings… and his by Nadar photographed portrait (which he didn’t like and had asked Nadar to destroy).