(b. 1791, Boult-sur-Suippe, d. 1858, Paris)
Louis XI and Isabelle de Croye, scene from Quentin Durward1827
Lithograph, 42 x 39 cm
Musée national Eugène Delacroix, Paris
This large lithograph was inspired by Walter Scott's popular novel Quentin Durward, about a Scottish archer in the service of the French king Louis XI, who falls in love with Isabelle de Croye, a countess from Burgundy.
The rare proofs of this unpublished image all bear curious sketches in the lower margin.