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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.805
People
Jacques-Louis David, French (Paris 1748 - 1825 Brussels)
Title
Pierre Baille and Charles Beauvais de Préau
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Pierre-Marie Baille and Charles Beauvais de Préault
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1793
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink and gray wash over black chalk on white laid paper
Dimensions
actual: 22.2 x 18.7 cm (8 3/4 x 7 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Inscr., lower center: pierre Bayle et beauvais. Paraphes of Eugène and Jules David (Lugt 839, 1437) in brown ink at lower left and lower right.
Provenance
David sale [A. N. Pérignon, Paris, April 17,1826, part of no. 56], sold; to M. Defrense. Édouard Mortier, fifth duc de Trévise, sold [through his sale, Sotheby's, London, July 9, 1936, no. 79]; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY [via Martin Birnbaum], 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
1943.805
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Pierre Alexandre Coupin, Essai sur J. L. David, peintre d'histoire, ancien membre de l'Institut, officier de la Legion-d'honneur, J. Renouard (Paris, France, 1827), pg. 58

A. Cantaloube, "Les dessins de Louis David.", Gazette des beaux-arts (Paris, September 1860), 7-8, pg. 297

J. L. Jules David, Le Peintre Louis David: Souvenirs et documents inedits (Paris, France, 1880), vol. 1, p. 657

David Lloyd Dowd, Pageant-Master of the Republic, University of Nebraska Press (Lincoln, Nebraska, 1948), pl. 16

Louis Hautecoeur, Louis David, La Table ronde (Paris, 1954), pg. 125, no. 29 (which mistakenly places the drawing in an album at the Fogg)

David Lloyd Dowd, "Art and the Theater during the French Revolution: The Role of Louis David.", Art Quarterly (New York, 1960), 23, no. 1, pg. 18, no. 33

Daniel Wildenstein and Guy Wildenstein, Documents Complémentaires au Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Louis David, Fondation Wildenstein (Paris, France, 1973), no. 2062-56

Antoine Schnapper, David, témoin de son temps, La Bibliothèque des Arts and Office du Livre (Paris; Fribourg, 1980), pg. 144

Antoine Schnapper, "À propos de David et des martyrs de la Révolution", Les images de la révolution française: actes du colloque des 25-27 oct. 1985 tenu en Sorbonne, ed. Michel Vovelle, Publications de la Sorbonne (Paris, 1988), pp 111, 116, no. 7, pl. 10, fig. 2

Antoine Schnapper and Arlette Sérullaz, ed., Jacques-Louis David, 1748-1825, exh. cat., Editions de la Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 1989), under no. 124, fig. 86

Agnes Mongan, David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1996), cat. no. 70, repr.

Jeffrey Fontana, Timeless Beauty: Representing the Ideal in Necoclassical Drawing, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1999), checklist no. 13

Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, Jacques-Louis David 1748-1825: Catalogue raisonné des dessins, Leonardo Arte (Milan, 2002), no. 132, repro.

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 (New York, 2003), cat. no. 18, repr. (color)

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. 18, repr.

[Reproduction only], [reproduction], Studies in Romanticism, (Spring 2006)., reproduced on cover

Louis-Antoine Prat, Le dessin français au XIXe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2011), p. 49

Exhibition History

French Romanticism of the Eighteen Thirties, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/16/1943 - 02/12/1943

Timeless Beauty: Representing the Ideal in Neoclassical Drawing, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/07/1999 - 10/31/1999

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

Body Image in French Art and Visual Culture (18th and 19th Centuries), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/23/2016 - 05/08/2016

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