folio 18 recto Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1815.12.18
People
Jacques-Louis David, French (Paris 1748 - 1825 Brussels)
Title
Nude Study of Cardinal Caprara; verso: Study of Cardinal Caprara in Cardinal's Robes, Carrying a Biretta
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
sketchbook page, drawing
Date
1805-1806
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/194432
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black crayon, squared in graphite, on off-white antique laid paper
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, lower right, brown ink: [paraph of Eugène David; Lugt 839]
  • inscription: verso, lower center, black crayon, by David: Caprara
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
1943.1815.12.18
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Commentary
Gianbattista Caprara (1733-1810)
Publication History

Agnes Mongan, ed., One Hundred Master Drawings, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1949), p. 130, repr. (18 verso/19 recto)

Antoine Schnapper and Arlette Sérullaz, David: Témoin de son Temps, Alpine Fine Arts Collection, Ltd. (New York, NY, 1982), p. 229, fig. 136

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

Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, Jacques-Louis David 1748-1825: Catalogue raisonné des dessins, Leonardo Arte (Milan, 2002), cat. no. 1656, repr. recto and verso

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