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Inscription

signed at lower right in pen and black ink: L David; by later hand, around circumference in brown ink: THIRUS DE PAUTRIZEL, Capitaine de Cavallerie en 1785, Représentant de la NATION FRANCAISE en 1794 e t 1795.; lower center verso in graphite: A66

Provenance

Gairac Collection, Paris; (Wildenstein and Co., New York), 1961; Curtis O. Baer [1898-1976]; by descent to Dr. and Mrs. George Baer; designated purchase by NGA with funds contributed by Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg, 1990.

Exhibition History
1957
Exposición de dibujos del Renacimiento al siglo XX. Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, 1957, no. 8.
1957
Fragonard-David. Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, 1957, no. 32.
1961
An Exhibition of French Masters: Rococo to Romanticism. UCLA Art Galleries, 1961, no. 61.
1981
Drawings from Georgia Collections. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1981, no. 1.
1985
Master Drawings from Titian to Picasso: The Curtis O. Baer Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, and elsewhere. 1985-1987. Atlanta, 1985, no. 66 (Eric M. Zafran).
1989
Jacques-Louis David, 1748-1825. Musée du Louvre, Paris, and Musée national du château, Versailles. Paris, 1989, no. 134.
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1991, pp. 120-121 (entry by Margaret Morgan Grasselli).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 262-263, 291, no. 113 (color).
Bibliography
1991
Sérullaz, Arlette. Musée du Louvre, Cabinet des dessins. Inventaire général des dessins: École française, dessins de Jacques-Louis David, 1748-1825. Paris, 1991: under no. 204.

1994
Lajer-Burcharth, Ewa. "The Aesthetics of Male Crisis: The Terror in the Republican Imaginary and In Jacques-Louis David's Work from Prison." In Gillian Perry and Michael Rossington, eds., Femininity and Masculinity in EIghteenth-Century Art and Culture. Manchester and New York, 1994: 226, 240 note 15.

1999
Lajer-Burcharth, Ewa. Necklines: The Art of Jacques-Louis David after the Terror. New York, 1999: 89, 92, fig. 42, 100-101, 103-104, 116.
2002
Rosenberg, Pierre, and Louis-Antoine Prat. Jacques-Louis David, 1748-1825: Catalogue raisonné des dessins. 2 vols. Milan, 2002, 1: 170, no. 152.