Eugene Delacroix's sketch for 'Liberty Leading the People' breaks record

The final work by Eugene Delacroix which hangs in the Louvre

Eugene Delacroix’s famous work capturing the romance and bloodshed of the French Revolution of 1830, is a defining work for the artist. It hangs in the Louvre.

A sketch for the final piece sold at Christie's on December 14th in their 19th Century European & Orientalist Art sale . It carried an estimate of £700,000-£1,000,000. The sketch sold for £2.6 million. This marks a new record price for the artist.

‘Liberty Leading the People’: £2.6m at Christie’s. Image credit: Christie’s Images Ltd 2017.

The auctioneers said no buyer details could be released at this stage.

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