Liberty leading the people, Eugene Delacroix, 250 euro silver coin colorized - Proof quality yeardate 2023. Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the major masterpieces of French museums or having been painted in France. Liberty Guiding the People is a painting made by Eugene Delacroix in 1830. That same year, Charles X, who reigned over France, decided to revoke the gains of the revolution by abolishing the freedom of the press. This law provoked an uprising of the people that lasted three days, called the "3 Glorieuses". As a tribute to this revolution, the artist painted a woman holding up the French flag in the light and guiding the people. Today, this work is kept in the Louvre Museum. The obverse depicts one of Eugene Delacroix's most famous works: Liberty Guiding the People, painted in 1830 and depicting a woman holding up the French flag. The coin reproduce the masterpiece. The name of the work, the artist's name and the yeardate 2023 complete the display around the painting.
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