Brush and gray washes, over graphite, on ivory laid paper
Inscribed recto, upper right, in graphite: "de bon coté"; verso, lower center, in graphite: "from Album #10 of J. L. David auction"
169 × 223 mm
Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
Extended information about this artwork
Jules David, Le Peintre Louis David (1880), p. 651, 653.
Richard Cantinelli, Jacques-Louis David (Paris, 1930), p. 120.
Klaus Holma, David (Paris, 1940), p. 113.
David Lloyd Dowd, Pageant Master of the Republic (Nebraska, 1948), p. 9, 195.
Louis Hautecoeur, Louis David (Paris, 1954), p. 38.
Apollo XCV (January 1972), p. 64 (ill.).
Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, Jacques-Louis David, 1748-1825: Catalogue Raisonné des dessins 1 (Leonardo, 2002), pp. 673 and 696, no. 1072 (ill.).
Dayton Art Institute, “French Artists in Italy, 1600-1900,” October 15-November 28, 1971, p. 28, cat. 37.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection,” June 3–July 30, 2006, p. 90, cat. 59 (ill.).
Estate of the artist; Eugène and Jules David, paraphes (Lugt 839 and 1437) recto, lower left, in pen and brown ink; Atelier sale, Paris, April 17, 1826, lot 66, as Douze grands livres de croquis… (not sold); Madame David, until at least June 27,1826 [inv. after her death as Douze grands livres contenant des dessins & des calques Etudes de M. David en Italie]; David sale, Bonnefons, Paris, March 11, 1835, part of lot 16, as Douze grands livres de croquis; Paris, April 4–5, 1836, anonymous sale, part of lot 164, as Deux grands volumes in-folio…; M. Chassagnoles (David’s son Jules’ uncle), by 1860-at least 1880 [Cantaloube 1860; David 1880]. Jules David, Paris, 1882 [all preceding provenance according to Rosenberg and Prat 2002]. Marquise de Ludre (died 1956; David’s great grand-granddaughter), by 1930 [Cantinelli 1930]; by descent to her heirs, Marquise de Lau d’Allemans and Madame de Chaumont-Quitry, from 1956; sold by the heirs of the Marquis de Ludre to Germain Seligman (1893–1978), New York [Seligman fact sheet and Rosenberg and Prat 2002], his stamp (not in Lugt), recto, lower left, in black; sold, Christie’s, London, July 7, 1959, lot 45. Sold by R. M. Light and Company to Dorothy Braude Edinburg, August 1, 1978 [invoice]; given to the Art Institute, 1998.
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