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The Death of Socrates

Artist:
Jacques Louis David (French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels)
Date:
ca. 1782
Medium:
Pen and black ink, with brush and gray wash over black chalk, with light squaring in black chalk
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 5/8 × 14 7/8 in. (24.4 × 37.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.59
Not on view
Inscription: On the back of the mat, inscribed in graphite: "800"

Marking: fleur-de-lys watermark
On the back of the mat is an unrecorded collector's mark of the gallery of Alexandre Ujlaky, Paris (for a variant mark, see Lugt on-line database of collectors marks, 2010, L.3532). Next to the mark, inscribed in graphite, “800.”
Alexandre Ujlaky, Paris; Swann Galleries, Inc., 29 Jan 2013, sale 2301, lot 228; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel
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