Jacques Louis David art links 


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Jacques-Louis David: The Death of Socrates, 1787
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Jacques-Louis David

[French Neoclassical Painter, 1748-1825]

• Relationships: Studied under Joseph Marie Vien.
David's students included Ingres, Antoine-Jean Gros, Jean Baptiste Isabey, Victor Schnetz, Sophie Rude, Louis-Léopold Robert and Francois Gerard.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in History Painting.
• Browse all:  French artists

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Original works by Jacques-Louis David available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK
An academy study of a male nude, 1764

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sappho and Phaon, 1809

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
6 works online by David

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteJacques-Louis David at the Louvre Museum, Paris
The Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon and the Coronation of Empress Joséphine on December 2, 1804, 1806-07

Notable SiteJacques-Louis David at the Louvre Museum, Paris
The Funeral of Patroclus

Notable SiteJacques-Louis David at the Louvre Museum, Paris
The Intervention of the Sabine Women, 1799

Notable SiteJacques-Louis David at the Louvre Museum, Paris
The Intervention of the Sabine Women, 1794

Notable SiteJacques-Louis David at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Leonidas at Thermopylae, 1813

Notable SiteJacques-Louis David at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Madame Charles-Louis Trudaine, 1791-92

Notable SiteJacques-Louis David at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Madame Récamier, 1800

Notable SiteJacques-Louis David at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Napoleon Crowning Himself Emperor before the Pope, 1805

Notable SiteLouvre Museum, Paris
The Oath of the Horatii, 1784

Notable SiteLouvre Museum, Paris
Study for The Oath of the Horatii, 1784

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris
13 paintings

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
An enormous number of works on paper online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK
Portrait of Jacobus Blauw
Portrait of the Vicomtesse Vilain XIIII and her Daughter

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Portrait of Alphonse Leroy, ca.1783

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  
Pierre Sériziat
Presumed Portrait of Jean-Baptiste-Robert Lindet

Notable SiteNeue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Anne-Marie-Louise Thélusson, Comtesse de Sorcy, 1790

Notable SiteRéunion des Musées Nationaux, France (in French)  
About 15 works displayed over 3 pages of search results

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Portrait of Jacques-François Desmaisons, 1782

Château de Versailles, France

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
3 works by or related to the artist

Frick Collection, New York City   NEW!
Comtesse Daru

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Haus der Kunst, Munich (mostly in German)  
Anne-Marie-Louise Thélusson, Comtesse de Sorcy, 1790

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas   NEW!

Le Musée Ingres, Montauban, France (in French)  
Click on the artist name, then on the artwork title to view the work

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France (in French)  
Portrait présumé de son geôlier

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseilles, France (in French)  
Saint Roch intercedant pour la cession de la peste

Musee Magnin, Dijon, France

Museo Napoleonico, Rome
The sisters Zenaide and Carlotta

Museum Collection Database for the Region of Haute-Normandie, France

New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
Portrait of the Comte de Turenne, 1816

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Jacques-Louis David

Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna
Napoleon at St. Bernard Pass, 1801

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille, France (in French)  
Bélisaire demandant l'aumône

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Andromache Lamenting Hector, 1783

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
3 works online

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Portrait of The Baroness Jeamn And Her Daughter, chalk drawing, 1821

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands   NEW!
Works from the museum's drawings and engravings collection

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas

The Huntington Library, California

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, California
Portrait of Mr. Cooper Penrose

Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
(Click the "European 1000-1900" category, then see the work in the second row of thumbnails)

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
Portrait of an unknown artist

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
5 works online

Notable SiteThe Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteThe Artchive  

Notable SiteThe Athenaeum  
5 works online

Notable SiteWeb Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Image archive with zoomable images

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Boston College Fine Arts Department

California State University WorldImages Database  


Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Additional Image Search Tools:
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Bing Images: "Jacques-Louis David"   
Miscellaneous Sites:
Art Museum Image Consortium
Cupid and Psyche

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

Rocbo Culture (in French)  
Geometric analysis of David's The Sabine Women (click "retour" to see more works analyzed)

The Age of Enlightenment in the Paintings of France's National Museums
The Oath of the Horatii

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Jacques-Louis David  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
"This Deep, Great, and Religious Feeling": Delécluze on History Painting and David

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Marie Antoinette Led to Her Execution, 1793

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile

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Jacques-Louis David's 'Marat'

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David (Art and Ideas)

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Masters of Art: David


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