March 19, 1842
Bonnefons de Lavialle (Firm), Paris, [lot 67]
Art Market, [Lausanne]
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The Lictors Bringing Brutus the Bodies of His Sons
Jacques-Louis David (French, 1748 - 1825)
Pen and black ink and gray wash
32.7 × 42.1 cm (12 7/8 × 16 9/16 in.)
"Through his Brutus as through his Horatii, [Jacques-Louis] David talks to the people more directly and more clearly than all the inflammatory writers whom the regime has confiscated and burned," wrote a contemporary about Jacques-Louis David's paintings. David made this study in preparation for the well-known painting completed in 1789, the year of the
After Brutus, founder of the