This charming small painting by Eugene Delacroix was seen by artist Jay Rolfe at the Corcoran Gallery although it was not part of the "American Evolution" exhibit currently on view. It was painted in 1862, the year before Delacroix' death. The way Delacroix used color and light and the way he painted the background landscape seems to foreshadow the Impressionists.
This is the latest step of artist Jay Rolfe on his Journey From Starving Artist To 21st Century Picasso. You may view some of Jay Rolfe's signature style, his innovative 3-D Shaped Stretched Canvas paintings, on his website at http://www.3dssc.com/.