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        The Virgin of the Sacred Heart, 1821

        Delacroix, Ferdinand Victor Eugene (1798-1863); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1821. La Vierge du Sacre-Coeur; commissioned in 1819 from Theodore Gericault (1791-1824) for the Bishop of Nantes; the commission was passed secretly by Gericault to Delacroix to help with Delacroix's financial problems; the picture was rejected by the Cathedral at Nantes and in 1827 installed at Ajaccio under the name of Gericault; Sacre; Coeur; Provenance: Ajaccio Cathedral, Ajaccio, Corsica / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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