August 2018: 270 years since the birth of Jacques-Louis David

August 2018: 270 years since the birth of Jacques-Louis David

Jacques-Louis David (30 August 1748 - 29 December 1825)

August 2018 marks 270 years since the birth of Jacques-Louis David, a French painter in the Neoclassical style, considered to be the preeminent painter of the era. His most famous works include "The Death of Marat" and "Napoleon Crossing the Alps."

Visit our website to see a selection of David's paintings in our collections.

Image ID: AKG46105<br/><br/>The Oath of the HoratiiDavid, Jacques Louis 1748–1825.<br/><br/>“The Oath of the Horatii”, 1784.<br/><br/>Oil on canvas, 330 × 427cm.<br/>Paris, Musée du Louvre.
Image ID: AKG380770<br/><br/>Napoleon’s Coronation<br/><br/>Napoleon I Bonaparte, Emperor of France. 1769–1821.<br/><br/>“Napoleon’s Coronation” (2nd Dec. 1804 in Notre Dame Cathedral in the presence of Pope Pius VII); Section: Napoleon.<br/><br/>Painting, 1806/7, by Jacques-Louis David<br/>(1748–1825) Oil on canvas, 610 × 931<br/>cm. Inv. 3699<br/>Paris, Musée du Louvre.
Image ID: AKG15898<br/><br/>Napoleon crossing the Alps<br/><br/>Napoleon I Bonaparte.<br/>Emperor of the French (from 1804);<br/>Ajaccio (Corsica) 15.8.1769 – Longwood (St. Helena) 5.5.1821.–<br/>“Napoleon crossing the Alps” (St. Bernhard’s Pass, 20th May 1800).<br/><br/>Painting (replica), by Jacques Louis David (1748–1825). <br/>Oil on canvas, 272 × 232 cm.<br/>Berlin, Schloß Charlottenburg.
Image ID: AKG46106<br/><br/>The Sabine WomenDavid, Jacques Louis 1748–1825.<br/><br/>“The Sabine Women”, 1799.<br/><br/>(Sabine women and their children, who had been abducted by the Romans, interceding in the battle of the Romans and Sabines, in the hopes of peace).<br/><br/>Oil on canvas, 386 × 520cm.<br/>Paris, Musée du Louvre.
Image ID: AKG899136<br/><br/>The Death of Marat<br/><br/>Marat, Jean Paul; French revolutionary. 1743–1793.<br/><br/>“The Death of Marat” (stabbed in his bath by Charlotte Corday, Paris, 13 July 1793).<br/><br/>Painting, 1793, by Jacques-Louis David (1748–1825).<br/>Oil on canvas, 165 × 128 cm.<br/>Inv. No. 3261<br/>Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Art.
Image ID: AKG75786<br/>The Tennis Court Oath. French Revolution.<br/><br/>“The Tennis Court Oath.” (Versailles, 20 June 1789).<br/><br/>Drawing, 1791, by Jacques-Louis David, (1748–1825).<br/>Ink, washed, white highlights,<br/>65 × 105cm.<br/>(On loan at the Musee de Versailles).<br/>Paris, Musée du Louvre.