Jacques Louis David

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Jacques Louis David
1748-1825
Study of Two Trumpeters
Pencil on gray laid paper.
6 3/4 x 4 1/8 inches (171 x 105 mm)
Gift of John M. Thayer.
2003.29
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Numbered in pen and brown ink at upper right, "32"; signed in pen and brown ink with paraphs of Eugene (Lugt 839) and Jules (Lugt 1437) David.

Provenance: 
David studio sale, April 1828; L. J. A. Coutan; Coutan-Hauget sale, Paris, December 1889; John Minor Wisdom; sale, Christie's, 23 February 1983, lot 16; John M. Thayer.
Notes: 

This drawing is a study for the two trumpeters in the painting Leonidas at Thermopylae (Musée du Louvre, Paris), begun in 1804 and finished in 1814.

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