Scene from Ancient History: Cup Offered to an Invalid

Jacques Louis David (French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels)

Black chalk
9 7/16 x 11 1/2 in. (24 x 29.2 cm.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1961
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Pen and brown ink, lower right: Antiochus; in another darker ink: et Stratonice/ED (initials of Eugène David, Lugt 839)

    Marking: The mark of Eugène David, in pen and brown ink, is on the center recto: ED (Lugt 839); stamp of the Coutan-Hauguet collection is on the left recto in black (Lugt 464)

  • Provenance

    Jacques Louis David (French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels); L. J. A. Coutan (French, died 1830)Acquired at Constantin sale, Paris, 29 March, 1830 (n. 41 [?]) (Info according to Rosenberg and Prat, cat. raisonné); Ferdinand Hauguet ; Maurice-Jacques-Albert Hauguet ; Mme. Coutan-Hauguet (French)Coutan-Hauguet family, collection, sale catalogue, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Dec. 16-17, 1889, no. 93 as "Antiochus et Stratonice" (cat. not in MMA, lost at Frick as of 1961, see dealer info.); Vendor: Wildenstein & Co., Ltd., London

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Bean and Turcic 1986.91; Rosenberg and Prat 2002.58

  • References

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 15th-18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, cat. no. 91, p. 89, ill.

    Michel Florisoone, René Huyghe David. Exposition en l'honneur du deuxième centenaire de sa naissance. 1948, cat. no. under M.O. 4.

    Linda Boyer Gillies, Colta Ives, Jacob Bean Classicism and Romanticism: French Drawings and Prints, 1800-1860. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1970, cat. no. 17, p. 4.

    Steven A. Nash The Drawings of Jacques-Louis David: Selected Problems. PhD diss., 1973 fig. no. 83, pp. 68, 69, 186,, ill.

    Antoine Schnapper, Arlette Sérullaz Jacques-Louis David 1748-1825. Ex. cat. Paris and Versailles, 1989, cat. no. 12, p. 57, ill.

    B. Noël David. French / English edition. Vaduz - New York, 1989, pp. 11, 59, ill.

    Pierre Rosenberg, Louis-Antoine Prat Jacques-Louis David 1748-1825: Catalogue raisonné des dessins. 2 vols., Milan, 2002, cat. no. 58 (vol. I), p. 78, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History