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Eugène David and His Wife, Anne-Thérèse

Jacques Louis David French

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David’s health was failing in 1825 when his son and daughter-in-law came to Brussels to care for him. The concerned expression of Anne-Therèse and the low vantage point of this highly finished double portrait both suggest the perspective of an invalid. An inscription on the back of the sheet in Eugène’s hand reads, "last drawing by my poor father."

Eugène David and His Wife, Anne-Thérèse, Jacques Louis David (French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels), Black chalk, heightened with white

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