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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1815.12.12
People
Jacques-Louis David, French (Paris 1748 - 1825 Brussels)
Title
Nude Study of Pope Pius VII Seated; verso: Faint Sketch of a Man's Head
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing, sketchbook page
Date
1805-1806
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/194434
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black crayon over graphite, squared in graphite, on off-white antique laid paper; verso: black crayon
Dimensions
23.7 x 17.9 cm (9 5/16 x 7 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: recto, lower left, brown ink: [paraph of Eugène David; Lugt 839]
  • inscription: verso, across top, graphite, by David: demander à la Reine de naples Son habillement du jour / de la Cérémonie ainsi que celui du roi S'il ne l'a pas emporté / Soit un Vieux. le chevasque (?) prendre S'il est possible un / Croquis de Sa coiffure
Provenance
Jacques-Louis David, David Estate sale, Paris, A. N. Pérignon, 1826. sale, April 17, 1826, lot 75 or 79
Duchesse de Bassano, to her daughter Mlle de Bassano.
Mademoiselle de Bassano.
Martin Birnbaum, purchased from Mlle de Bassano, 1937, for Grenville L. Winthrop.
Grenville Lindall Winthrop, purchased 1937, bequest to Fogg, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1815.12.12
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Commentary
Pope Pius VII (Luigi Barnabà Chiaramonti) (1740-1823)
Publication History

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. 223-224

Steven Alan Nash, "The Drawings of Jacques-Louis David: Selected Problems" (1973), Stanford University Press, pp. 221-222, note 266, fig. 108

Anita Brookner, Jacques-Louis David, Chatto & Windus (London, England, 1980), p. 151 and repr. fig. 75

Antoine Schnapper and Arlette Sérullaz, David: Témoin de son Temps, Alpine Fine Arts Collection, Ltd. (New York, NY, 1982), p. 223, fig. 130

Luc de Nanteuil, Jacques Louis David, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1985), p. 40, fig. 55

Philippe Bordes and Régis Michel, Aux armes/aux arts: les arts de la revolution française, Editions Adam Biro (Paris, France, 1988), p. 294; repr. fig. 266

Régis Michel, David, L'art et le politique, Decouvertes Gallimard/Reunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 1988), repr. p. 104

Régis Michel, David: L'art et le politique, Gallimard/Reunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, 1988), p. 104, repr.

Antoine Schnapper and Arlette Sérullaz, ed., Jacques-Louis David, 1748-1825, exh. cat., Editions de la Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 1989), p. 424, fig. 115 (under no. 173)

Warren Roberts, Jacques-Louis David, Revolutionary Artist, The University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill, NC, 1989), pp. 154-155 and fig. 59

Bernard Noël, L. David, Crown Publishers Inc. (New York, NY, 1989), repr. p. 74

Jean-Jacques Lévêque, La vie et l'oeuvre de Jacques-Louis David, ACR Édition (Courbevoie (Paris), 1989), p. 186, repr.

Pierre Cabanne, L'art du XIXe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 1989), repr. p. 20

Arlette Sérullaz, Dessins de Jacques-Louis David, 1748-1825, Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, 1991), p. 167, under no. 208, p. 321, under no. 231

Sergio Bertelli, "Rex et sacerdos: The Holiness of the King in European Civilization", Iconography, Propaganda, and Legitimation, ed. Allan Ellenius, The Clarendon Press (Oxford, England, 1998), fig. 33, p. 126

Simon Lee, David, Phaidon Books (London, England, 1999), p. 249, fig. 154

Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, Jacques-Louis David 1748-1825: Catalogue raisonné des dessins, Leonardo Arte (Milan, 2002), cat. no. 1651, repr. recto and verso

Susan L. Siegfried and Todd Porterfield, Staging Empire: Napoleon, Ingres, and David, Pennsylvania State University Press (University Park, PA, 2006), p. 149, repr. p. 150 as fig. 6.10

Todd Porterfield, "David sans David", David after David: Essays on the Later Work, ed. Mark Ledbury, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute/Yale University Press (Williamstown, MA, 2007), p. 48, fig. 13

Louis-Antoine Prat, Le dessin français au XIXe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2011), p. 60, repr. p. 60 as fig. 106

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