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Roman Album No.11

Jacques Louis David French

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After returning to Paris in 1780, David pasted the sketches from his student years in Rome into large albums according to type. Here, he grouped three studies of seated or reclining women, two based on antiquities and one (middle) on an unidentified source. Figures like these find an echo in his compositions of the 1780s, such as the two drawings depicting Camilla hanging nearby.

Roman Album No.11, Jacques Louis David (French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels), Album of 26 leaves and a flyleaf, with 99 drawings (including 17 tracings) affixed to 20 greenish leaves and 6 white leaves; bound in brown leather

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