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The Combat of the Giaour and Hassan  1826

by Eugène Delacroix

[i]The Combat of the Giaour and Hassan[/i] is among Eugène Delacroix’s finest early representations of battle. The painting was inspired by [i]The Giaour[/i], a lengthy poem by England’s most famous Romantic poet, Lord Byron. Written in 1813 and translated into French in 1824, the poem presents a subject and setting—passion avenged on an exotic battlefield in Greece—that p...
59.6 x 73.4 cm (23 1/2 x 28 7/8 in.)
Oil on Canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago