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Severed head, said to be that of Maximilien-François-Marie-Isidore de Robespierre (1758-1794), guillotined July 28, 1794 (10 Thermidor, An II)

Artist:
baron Dominique Vivant Denon (French, Givry 1747–1825 Paris)
Sitter:
portrait of Maximilien-François-Marie-Isidore de Robespierre (1758–1794)
Date:
1794
Medium:
Graphite
Dimensions:
6 7/16 x 4 7/16 in. (16.3 x 11.3 cm.)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.119.8b
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and brown ink at upper left: "No. 2"
Lady Shelley-Rolls , her sale, Christie's London, December 5, 1961, lot 74.; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Eighteenth-Century French Drawings in New York Collections," February 3, 1999–April 25, 1999.

James David Draper, Clare Le Corbeiller The Arts Under Napoleon. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1978, cat. no. 4.

1789: French Art During the Revolution. Exh. cat. Edited by Alan Wintermute, Colnaghi, New York, New York, October 10-November 22, 1989, cat. no. 15b, pp. 141-150, ill.

Pierre Rosenberg, Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey Dominique-Vivant Denon: L'oeil de Napoléon. Exh. cat., Paris, Musée du Louvre, 20 octobre 1999-17 janvier 2000. Paris, 1999, cat. no. 58, p. 98.

Perrin Stein, Mary Tavener Holmes Eighteenth-Century French Drawings in New York Collections Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1999, cat. no. 98b, pp. 226-229, ill.

Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey "Quelques têtes de révolutionnaires par Denon (1747-1825)." Revue du Louvre. Paris, 2003, fig. no. 1, p. 53, ill.



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