pages 55 verso and 54 recto © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jacques-Louis David, French (Paris 1748 - 1825 Brussels)
Napoleon Crowning Josephine (recto and verso)
Work Type
drawing, sketchbook page
Physical Descriptions
Graphite and black crayon on off-white antique laid paper; verso: black crayon
21 x 16.4 cm (8 1/4 x 6 7/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan, ed., One Hundred Master Drawings, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1949), p. 128, repr. (55 verso and 54 recto)

Bernard Noël, L. David, Crown Publishers Inc. (New York, NY, 1989), repr. p. 63 (pages 54 verso and 53 recto)

Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, Jacques-Louis David 1748-1825: Catalogue raisonné des dessins, Leonardo Arte (Milan, 2002), cat. no. 1676, repr. recto and verso

Miriam Stewart, "Curating Sketchbooks: Interpretation, Preservation, Display", Recto Verso: Redefining the Sketchbook, ed. Angela Bartram, Nader El-Bizri, and Douglas Gittens, Ashgate Publishing (Surrey, England and Burlington, VT, 2014), 163-175, p. 166 and repr. as fig. 12.2

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), p. 141, repr. p. 142 as fig. 6

Exhibition History

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

Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/21/2017 - 05/07/2017

Subjects and Contexts

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