The Death of Camilla

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

ca. 1781
Black chalk with brush and gray wash
14 7/16 x 15 9/16 in. (36.7 x 39.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Joan K. Davidson, in memory of her mother, Alice M. Kaplan, 1998
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: On verso, in blue ink at lower left corner: collector's mark of Alice Kaplan, interlocking AK (not in Lugt)

  • Provenance

    Gilbert Pelham owned the work in 1973, according to Rosenberg and Prat catalogue.; Donor: Joan K. Davidson

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Eighteenth-Century French Drawings in New York Collections," February 3, 1999–April 25, 1999.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 8, 2007–March 25, 2007.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Rosenberg and Prat 2002.49

  • References

    Linda Bantel The Alice M. Kaplan Collection. Columbia University, New York, 1981, cat. no. 42, pp. 98-9.

    Antoine Schnapper, Arlette Sérullaz Jacques-Louis David 1748-1825. Ex. cat. Paris and Versailles, 1989, cat. no. under no. 52, pp. 138 & 164.

    Carmen C. Bambach, Colta Ives, Perrin Stein, Nadine Orenstein "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1998-1999." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 57, no. 2, Autumn 1999, p. 38, ill.

    Perrin Stein, Mary Tavener Holmes Eighteenth-Century French Drawings in New York Collections Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1999, cat. no. 88, pp. 202-203, ill.

    "Principales acquisitions des musées en 1999." Gazette des Beaux-Arts. vol. 135, no. 1574, Paris, March 2000, fig. no. 222, p. 57, ill.

    Pierre Rosenberg, Louis-Antoine Prat Jacques-Louis David 1748-1825: Catalogue raisonné des dessins. 2 vols., Milan, 2002, cat. no. 49, p. 68, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History