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image of The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries Jacques-Louis David (artist)
French, 1748 - 1825
The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries, 1812
oil on canvas
overall: 203.9 x 125.1 cm (80 1/4 x 49 1/4 in.) framed: 243.9 x 165.1 x 15.2 cm (96 x 65 x 6 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1961.9.15
On View
From the Tour: 18th- and 19th-Century France — Neoclassicism
Object 3 of 7

1824Notice sur la vie et les ouvrages de M. J.-L. David. Paris, 1824: 72.
1826Mahul, A. Annuaire nécrologique, ou complément annuel et continuation de toutes les biographies ou dictionnaires historiques, ... Année 1825. Paris, 1826: 140.
1826A. Th. (Antoine Thibaudeau or Aimé Thomé de Gamond). Vie de David, Premier Peintre de Napoléon. Brussels, 1826: 184.
1827Coupin, P.A. "Essai sur J.-L. David, peintre d'histoire." Revue enciclopédique. 61 vols. Paris, 1819-1835: 31(1826):56.
1835Lenoir, Alexandre. "David. Souvenirs historiques." Journal de l'Institut Historique 3 (1835): 10.
1844Philippoteaux, F. Le Siècle de Napoléon, galerie des illustrations de l'Empire. Paris, 1844: unpaginated.
1845Blanc, Charles. Histoire des peintres français au dix-neuvième siècle. Paris, 1845: 211.
1846"Le Napoléon de David." L'Illustration, 7 December 1846: 272.
1846Marco de Saint-Hilaire, Emile. Souvenirs intimes du temps de l'Empire. Paris, 1846: 131-135.
1854Waagen, Gustav Friedrich. Treasures of Art in Great Britain: Being an Account of the Chief Collections of Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Illuminated Mss.. 3 vols. Translated by Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake. London, 1854: 3:298.
1855Delécluze, Etienne J. Louis David son école & son temps. Paris, 1855: 346-347.
1864Seigneur, Jean du. "Appendice à la notice de P. Chaussard sur L. David." Revue universelle des arts 18 (1864): 365.
1867David, Jules. Notice sur le Marat de Louis David suivie de la liste de ses tableaux dressée par lui-meme. Paris, 1867: 37.
1880David, Jules. Le peintre Louis David, 1748-1825. Paris, 1880: 487, 647.
1895Dayot, Armand. Napoléon raconté par l'image. Paris, 1895: 259-263.
1904Saunier, Charles. Louis David, biographie critique. Paris, 1904: 108.
1930Cantinelli, Richard. Jacques-Louis David 1748-1825. Paris and Brussels, 1930: 112, no. 123.
1940Holma, Klaus. David, son évolution et son style. Paris, 1940: 79-80, 128, no. 129.
1941Ledoux, C., and G. Lebard. "La décoration et l'ameublement du Grand Cabinet de Napoléon Ier aux Tuileries." Bulletin de la Société de l'Histoire de l'Art Français 192 (1941): no. 1.
1948The Arts Council of Great Britain. David, 1748-1825. Exh. cat. Tate Gallery, London, and City Art Gallery, Manchester, 1948:26, no. 23, repro.
1948Cooper, Douglas. "Jacques-Louis David: A Bi-Centenary Exhibition." The Burlington Magazine 90 (1948): 277-280, repro.
1949Cooper, Douglas. "The David Exhibition at the Tate Gallery." The Burlington Magazine 91 (1949): 21-22.
1949Cooper, Douglas. "Letters - Jacques-Louis David." The Burlington Magazine 91 (1949): 175.
1949Rosenau, Helen. "Letters - Jacques-Louis David." The Burlington Magazine 91 (1949): 113-114.
1952Ledoux, C., and G. Lebard. "L'inventaire des appartements de l'empereur de Napoléon Ier aux Tuileries." Bulletin de la Société de l'Histoire de l'Art Français (1952): 186-204, esp. 192
1954Hautecoeur, Louis. Louis David. Paris, 1954: 200.
1956Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Colllection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1951-56. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida and Fern Rusk Shapley. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1956: 64-67, no. 22, repro.
1956Walker, John. "The Nation's Newest Old Masters." The National Geographic Magazine 110, no. 5 (November 1956): 622, 624, 646, color repro. 647.
1957Goodrich, Frank B. The Court of Napoleon. New York, 1957: 300-302.
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 374, repro.
1960The National Gallery of Art and Its Collections. Foreword by Perry B. Cott and notes by Otto Stelzer. National Gallery of Art, Washington (undated, 1960s): 10, repro.
1961Seymour 1961 (Kress), 193-194, color pl. 184.
1962Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Treasures from the National Gallery of Art, New York, 1962: 116, color repro.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 242, repro.
1964Markham, F. "Napoleon and his Painters." Apollo 80 (September 1964): 187-191.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 38.
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 2:398, color repro.
1967Gonzales-Palacios, Alvar. David e la pittura napoleonica. Milan, 1967: 14, repro.
1968Honour, Hugh. Neoclassicism. Harmondsworth, 1968: 178-179, repro.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture: Illustrations (Companion to the Summary Catalogue, 1965). Washington, 1968: 31, no. 1374, repro.
1969Hubert, Nicole, et al. Napoleon Exh. cat. Grand Palais, Paris, 1969: 51, no. 158, repro.
1969Mesplé, Paul. "David et ses élèves toulousains." Archives de l'art français, 4th series, 24 (1969): 100-101.
1969Kirstein, Lincoln. "The Taste of Napoleon." Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum Bulletin 4, no. 10 (1969): 21.
1973Wildenstein, Daniel, and Guy Wildenstein. Documents complémentaires au catalogue de l'oeuvre de Louis David. Paris, 1973: 190-191, 226, nos. 1642, 1645, 1648, 1651, 1938.
1973Verbraeken, Rene. Jacques-Louis David jugé par ses contemporains et par la posterité. Paris, 1973: 11, 18, repro.
1974Schnapper, Antoine, et al. De David à Delacroix. La peinture française de 1774 à 1830. Exh. cat. Grand Palais, Paris, 1974: unpaginated insert, no. 36 bis, repro.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 96, repro.
1975Burney, Fanny (Mme d'Arblay). Hemlow, Joyce, ed. The Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney. 6 vols. Oxford, 1975: 6:620-626.
1975Haskell, Francis. "Un monument et ses mystères. L'art français et l'opinion anglaise dans la première moitié du XIXe siècle." Revue de l'Art 30 (1975): 61-76.
1975Schnapper, Antoine, et al. French Painting 1774-1830: The Age of Revolution. Exh. cat. Detroit Institute of Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1975:373-374, no. 36 bis, repro.
1977Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 352-358, fig. 331-333, color repro.
1977Pope-Hennessy, John. "Completing the Account." Review of Colin Eisler, Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, London 1977. Times Literary Supplement no. 3927 (17 June 1977).
1979Watson, Ross. The National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1979: 102, pl. 89.
1980Schnapper, Antoine. David témoin de son temps. Fribourg, 1980: 260-262, repro. (English translation, David, New York, 1980: 260-262, repro.
1980Brookner, Anita. Jacques-Louis David. London, 1980: 168-169, repro.
1982Bleyl, M. Das Klassizistische Porträt. Gestaltungsanalyse am Beispiel J.-L. Davids in Bochumer Schriftern zur Kunstgeschichte. Frankfurt and Bern, 1982: I:86-87, repro.
1983Tait, A.A. "The Duke of Hamilton's Palace." The Burlington Magazine 125 (1983):400-402
1983Bordes, Philippe, and A. Pougetoux. "Les portraits de Napoléon en habits impériaux par Jacques-Louis David." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 6th series, no. 102 (July-August 1983): 26-27.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 416, no. 593, color repro.
1985Nanteuil, Luc de. Jacques-Louis David. New York, 1985: 146, repro.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 117, repro.
1988Michel, Régis, and Marie-Catherine Sahur. David, l'art et le politique. Paris, 1988: 112, repro.
1989Roberts, Warren. Jacques-Louis David, Revolutionary Artist. Chapel Hill, 1989: 171-173, repro.
1989Lévêque, Jean-Jacques. La vie et l'oeuvre de Jacques-Louis David. Courbevoye-Paris, 1989: 18, repro.
1989Schnapper, Antoine. Jacques-Louis David 1748-1825. Exh. cat. Musée du Louvre and Musée National du Chateau de Versailles:474-477, 520-521, nos. 206, 207, repro.
1991Kopper, Philip. America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation. New York, 1991: 10, 185, 187, color repro.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 176, repro.
1993Johnson, Dorothy. Jacques-Louis David: Art in Metamorphosis. Princeton, 1993: 216-220, repro.
1997Henderson, Anne. "Portraits & Personalities." Washington Parent (November 1997): 14.
2000Eitner, Lorenz. French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part I: Before Impressionism. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 196-208, color repro.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 350-351, no. 282, color repro.
2005The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier. A Centennial Celebration of Wildenstein's Presence in New York. Exh. cat. Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 2005: 11-12, fig. 4, 64, fig. 81, 74(not in the exhibition).
2013Bollinger, Dennis. World History. Greenville, 2013: 362, color repro.
2013Lee, Simon. "A Newly Discovered Portrait of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David." Burlington 155, no. 1,327 (October 2013): 685, 690, nt. 1, color fig. 41, 46.

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