Study of a Pyramid, Jacques Louis David (French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels), Brush and brown wash over graphite

Study of a Pyramid

Artist:
Jacques Louis David (French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels)
Date:
n.d.
Medium:
Brush and brown wash over graphite
Dimensions:
3 5/8 x 6 1/16 in. (9.2 x 15.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Edward Pearce Casey Fund, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.617
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and brown ink on album sheet: "227 quatre dessins"; at lower left of the drawing by the artist's two sons, Eugène and Jules (Lugt 839 and 1437): "E D" and "J.D."

Marking: Stamp in black ink: "A. 10".
Jacques Louis David (French)David Studio Sale, Paris, April 17, 1826, lot 66; second David sale, Paris, March 11, 1835, lot 16.; A. Chassagnolle (French)uncle and adopted father of J.-L. Jules David, the grandson and biographer of the artist.; Marquise de Ludre (French); Galerie Charpentier Sale, Paris, March 15, 1956, lot 11; Germain Seligman; Felix F. Fabrizio; Christie's, London Sale, July 4, 1978, lot 118, repr.; Vendor: Yvonne Ffrench (British)Purchased in London
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century," December 10, 1991–March 15, 1992.

Rosenberg and Prat 2002.110-(22c)
E. J. Delécluze, J.-P. Mouilleseaux Louis David, son école et son temps Nouvelle édition annotée par J.P. Nouilleseaux. Paris, 1983 [orig. 1855], p. 469, note 18.

Suzanne Boorsch, Colta Ives, Janet S. Byrne, Mary L. Myers, Weston J. Naef Notable Acquisitions, 1979-1980: Prints and Designs for Ornament and Architecture. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1980, p. 52, ill.

Mary L. Myers French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991, cat. no. 28, pp. 51-52, ill.

Pierre Rosenberg, Louis-Antoine Prat Jacques-Louis David 1748-1825: Catalogue raisonné des dessins. 2 vols., Milan, 2002, cat. no. 1100-(22c), p. 707, ill.