Liberty Leading the People: A Lasting Image

Title: Liberty Leading the People (28th July 1830) by Eugène Delacroix

Title: Liberty Leading the People (28th July 1830) by Eugène Delacroix

La Liberté guidant le peuple is a seminal piece of art by French Romanticist Eugène Delacroix. Finished in 1830, after the July Revolution, which saw the toppling and exile of monarch King Charles X of France. It has become a symbol of the Republic, and the central figure, Marianne, bearing the tricolor flag and a Phrygian cap, is a timeless figure, the same represented by the Statue of Liberty.

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