Eugène Delacroix: Jewish Wedding in Morocco

Eugène Delacroix: Jewish Wedding in Morocco

Jewish Wedding in Morocco is an 1839 Orientalist painting by the leading French artist of the Romantic period Eugène Delacroix.

Delacroix, (1798-1863) first travelled to North Africa in 1832 and was captivated by its various cultures, remarking in his diary that he felt he had been transported to the classical ancient world.

Jewish Wedding in Morocco was painted in 1839 and depicts festivities at a Jewish wedding with seated musicians to the rear, a female dancer, arriving guests and spectators from the balcony.

The scene is packed with detail, various poses and activities and the opening of the foreground into the company of the revellers signal a welcome to the spectator of the painting.

Delacroix would paint a number of pictures inspired by his North African travels.

Eugène Delacroix’s Jewish Wedding in Morocco is in the Louvre in Paris, France.

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