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lower right in brown ink: L'Entrée de Rome ou / la porte du peuple; by later hand, on album page at left: Place du Peuple; lower left: paraphes of J.D. and E.D.


Estate of the artist (sale, Paris, 17 April 1826, under no. 66; withdrawn); Mme. David (sale, Paris, 11 March 1835, under no. 16); purchased by one of David's pupils, Mlle. X (name obliterated);[1] by descent in her family; (Bruno de Bayser, Paris); purchased 1998 by NGA.

Exhibition History

Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 256-259, 291, no. 112b (color).
Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2022, no. 6.


Rosenberg, Pierre, and Louis-Antoine Prat. Jacques-Louis David, 1748-1825: Catalogue raisonné des dessins. 2 vols. Milan, 2002, 1: no. 626.

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