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The Entry of the Crusaders into Constantinople by Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863, France) | Museum Quality Reproductions | WahooArt.com
The Entry of the Crusaders into Constantinople is a large oil on canvas painting by Eugène Delacroix. It was commissioned by Louis-Philippe in 1838, and completed in 1840. The painting depicts a famous episode of the Fourth Crusade (12 April 1204), in which the Crusaders were diverted to Constantinople, which was under siege. The painting shows Baldwin I of Constantinople at the head of a procession through the streets of the city following the assault; on all sides are the city's inhabitants who beg for mercy. It is in the collection of the Musée du Louvre in Paris.