Black chalk, on bluish-white laid paper, laid down on tan wove card
230 × 231 mm
Gift of the Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation
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Louis Hautecoeur, Louis David (Paris, 1954), p. 239.
S. A. Nash, The Drawings of Jacques-Louis David: Selected Problems (Ph.D. dissertation, Stanford University, 1973), pp. 90, 219, note 249.
Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks from the 18th Century (Chicago, 1977), p. 20, no. 1C4.
B. Nöel, David (Vaduz, 1989), p. 31.
Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, Jacques-Louis David 1748-1825: Catalogue raisonné des dessins, I (Milan, 2002), p. 121, no. 110 (ill.).
New York, Wildenstein and Company, “Master Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago,” October 17-November 30, 1963, n.p., cat. 66.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Helen Regenstein Collection of European Drawings,” 1974, pp. 118-19, cat. 58 (ill.), cat. by Harold Joachim.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Regenstein Collection of European Drawings,” 1985-1986.
By descent to the artist’s sons, Eugene and Jules David, from 1825 [Lugt 839 and 1437]; sold, Paris, April 17, 1826, lot 71 or 72 [according to Chicago 1974]. De Bonadona [according to Seligman]. Sold by Jacques Seligmann and Company, New York, to the Art Institute, 1960.
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