Study for Distribution of Eagles, Prince Eugène de Beauharnais
France (Artist's nationality:)
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Pen and brown ink, on off-white laid paper, edge mounted on cream wove paper
20.9 × 16.5 cm (8 1/4 × 6 1/2 in.)
Helen Regenstein Collection
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Pierre Rosenberg, Louis-Antoine Prat, Jacques-Louis David, 1748-1825: Catalogue Raisonné des dessins (Milan, 2002), no. 1771 (ill.).
By descent to the artist’s sons, Eugene and Jules David [Lugt 839 and 1437]; sold, Paris, April 17, 1826, David sale, no. 76 or 77 (according to Bordes 2005, it was probably 77), to an unknown collector [according to Schnapper 1980]. Prince Napoleon Joseph Charles Paul Bonaparte (died 1891) [according to Paris 1893 sale cat.]. Hippolyte Destailleur (1822-1893), Paris, from February 1877 [inscription on third folio]; sold, Hôtel des Commissaires-Priseurs, Paris, May 26-27, 1893, Destailleur sale, no. 29, to Morgand, for 900 francs [according to annotated sale cat. in Bibliothèque Doucet]. F. Martinet; sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April 25, 1896, no. 92 [according to Bordes 2005]. David David-Weill (1871-1952) [according to Joachim 1974]. Sold by Wildenstein and Company, New York, to the Art Institute, 1961.
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