Delphin Enjolras was a French academic painter. He painted portraits, nudes, and interiors. His primary mediums were watercolours, oil and pastels. He is best known for his intimate portraits of young women performing mundane activities such as reading or sewing, often by illuminated by lamplight. He was born in Courcouron, Ardèche. Enjolras studied under watercolourist Gaston Gerard at the École de Dessin de la Ville de Paris, as well as under the strict academician Jean-Léon Gérôme at the École des Beaux-Arts, and under Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret.