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Based on an albumen silver print by Jean-Louis-Marie-Eugène Durieu (French, 1800 – 1874), possibly with Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798 – 1863), entitled “Draped Model”, Paris, France, dated about 1854. (source: Getty Open Content Program)

Jean Louis Marie Eugène Durieu (1800–1874) was an early French nude photographer, primarily known for his early nude photographs of men and women. A number of his male and female models were also painted by Eugène Delacroix, with whom he was friends. Delacroix’s most influential work came in 1830 with the painting Liberty Leading the People, which for choice of subject and technique highlights the differences between the romantic approach and the neoclassical style.