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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1815.12.1-34
People
Jacques-Louis David, French (Paris 1748 - 1825 Brussels)
Title
Sketchbook No. 14: Studies for "The Coronation of Napoleon I"
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
sketchbook
Date
1805-1806
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/297766
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Green quarter-leather binding and green-speckled boards; twenty-nine pages of off-white antique laid paper
Dimensions
24.3 x 18.8 cm (9 9/16 x 7 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: front pastedown, graphite, by David: [upper right:] Mr D'astros grand vicaire / de son eminence; [upper center left:] la princesse Louis en Rose / la princesse Joseph lapis et le dessous Blanc / La p.esse Baccioki Rouge cerisse le dessous Blanc / la p.esse Borghese tout en blanc / la p.cesse Murat tout Rose aussi [crossed out in graphite] / la princesse joseph Lapis ou bleu foncé et le dessous blanc / la princesse Louis bleu du ciel le dessous blanc / La P.cesse Bacciochi Rouge cerise, le dessous Blanc / le p.cesse Borghese tout en Blanc / la p.cesse Murat Manteau rose et dessous blanc a rayes Roses.
  • inscription: front pastedown, brown ink, upper left by Eugène David: 36 Dessins.
  • label: front pastedown, printed: Coiffier / M.d de Couleurs et Papetier / Rue de Coq S. Honoré / No. 121 [corrected to 9]
  • inscription: front cover, brown ink: No. 14
Provenance
The artist's estate, sold; [through A. N. A. N. Pérignon, April 17, 1826, lot 75 or 79. Mme la duchesse de Bassano, by descent; to Mlle de Bassano, her daughter, sold [through Martin Birnbaum]; to Grenville Lindall Winthrop, 1937, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1815.12.1-34
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Bound octavo volume, green quarter leather binding, green speckled boards.
Commentary
Pages numbered 3, 9, 16, 21, and 25 have been removed; database records have not been made for these. For a complete description of the sketchbook and the individual pages, see Agnes Mongan, "David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum," Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1996, cat. no. 71.
Publication History

Charles Saunier, "Les dessins de David", L'Art Vivant (December 15, 1925), no. 24, pp. 13-18, pp. 15-16, n. 1

Charles Saunier, "Le dessin de Louis David", Le Dessin (September 1929), no. 5, p. 413

Jacqueline Bouchot-Saupique, "Quelques dessins de David au musée de Besançon", Bulletin de la Societe de l'Histoire de l'Art francais (1929), pp. 219-225, pp. 219-220

Richard Cantinelli, Jacques-Louis David, 1748-1825, Les Editions G. van Oest (Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium, 1930), p. 120

David Lloyd Dowd, Pageant-Master of the Republic, University of Nebraska Press (Lincoln, Nebraska, 1948), p. 195

Agnes Mongan, ed., One Hundred Master Drawings, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1949), p. 128

Agnes Mongan, "The Fogg Art Museum's Collection of Drawings", Harvard Library Bulletin, Harvard University (Cambridge, 1958), vol. 3, no. 2, March, pp. 5-9, p. 205

Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), cat. no. 102a

Arlette Sérullaz, "Quelques dessins néo-classiques conservés à la Bibliothèque Thiers, La Revue du Louvre (1974), vol. 6, pp. 417-420, p. 417 note 3

Agnes Mongan, "Some Drawings by David from his Roman Album I", Etudes d'art français offertes à Charles Sterling, Presses Universitaires de France (Paris, 1975), pp. 319-326, p. 319

Antoine Schnapper, David, témoin de son temps, La Bibliothèque des Arts and Office du Livre (Paris; Fribourg, 1980), pg. 234

Gloria Rexford Newhouse, "A Newly Identified Drawing by Jacques-Louis David", The Stanford Museum (1982-1983), vols. 12-13, p. 20, note 10

Heather McPherson, "Historical Fiction: David, Marat, and Napoleon", Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture (1991), vol. 21, pp. 177-196, p. 196, notes 38-41

Arlette Sérullaz, Dessins de Jacques-Louis David, 1748-1825, Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, 1991), p. 321, under no. 231 (back pastedown)

Lorenz Eitner, Betsy G. Fryberger, and Carol M. Osborne, Stanford University Museum of Art: The Drawing Collection, Stanford University Museum of Art (Seattle and London, 1993), pp. 168-169, notes 2 and 3

Aileen Ribeiro, The Art of Dress: Fashion in England and France 1750 to 1820, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT and London, England, 1995), p. 159

Agnes Mongan, David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1996), cat. no. 71, all pages repr.

Edward Saywell, "Guide to Drawing Terms and Techniques", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 30-39, p. 36 under "Sketchbook"

James Harper, Verso: The Flip Side of Master Drawings, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2001), cat. no. 22, repr. (fols. 18 verso and 19 recto), p. 14

Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, Jacques-Louis David 1748-1825: Catalogue raisonné des dessins, Leonardo Arte (Milan, 2002), cat. nos. 1641-1671, pp. 1051-1067, cat. 1641 (front pastedown)

Vincent Pomarède, "La Collection Winthrop: A la recherche de la beauté pure", L'Estampille/L'Objet d'art (April 2003), no. 379, pp. 34-45, p. 42

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), cat. no. 19, pp. 82-6; pg. 83, fol. 2v; pg. 84, fol. 4r and 12r; pg. 85, fols 17v-18r and 18v-19r.

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), no. 19, repr.

Robert Dupin, "La Collection Winthrop", Universalia, Encyclopaedia Universalis (Paris, France, 2004), pp. 343-344, p. 344

Sylvain Laveissière, Le Sacre de Napoléon peint par David, exh. cat., Musée du Louvre (Paris, 2004), p. 81, under cat. no. 30

Under Cover: Artists' Sketchbooks, website, Harvard University Art Museums, 2006, www.artmuseums.harvard.edu/sketchbooks

Louis-Antoine Prat, Le dessin français au XIXe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2011), pp. 57, 59, 60

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 140-141, 283

Exhibition History

Exposition David et ses elèves, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, Paris, 04/07/1913 - 06/09/1913

Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/23/1969 - 03/31/1969

Verso: The Flip Side of Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/19/2001 - 08/12/2001

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

Under Cover: Artists' Sketchbooks, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 08/01/2006 - 10/22/2006

32Q: 2220 18th-19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 03/11/2015

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