BORN 30 Aug 1748, Paris: Quai de la Mégisserie - DIED 29 Dec 1825, Brussel|
GRAVE LOCATION Brussel: Cimetière de Bruxelles, Avenue du Cimetière de Bruxelles, Evere
Son of a merchant. Together with the painter Vien he travelled to Rome and in 1780 he returned to Paris, where he became famous for his portraits and was elected a member of the l'Académie royale de Peinture et de Sculpture.
He was a supporter of the French Revolution and a member of the Club des Jacobins. In 1793 he made the famous sketch of Marie Antoinette on her way to the scaffold (now at The Louvre, Paris). In 1804 he became Royal Painter to Napoleon. After Napoleon's fall he lived at Brussels. His most important pupil was Ingres.
was teacher to Bonaparte, Charlotte Napoléon
was a friend of Denon, Dominique Vivant, Baron de
was teacher to Gérard, François Pascal Simon, baron
was teacher to Gros, Antoine-Jean
was teacher to Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique
was teacher to Isabey, Jean Baptiste
worked for Napoleon I Bonaparte
painted Récamier, Juliette
was painted by Schmeller, Johann Joseph
was teacher to Wächter, Eberhard von
The grave of Jacques-Louis David at the Evere Cemetery, Brussels. His heart was interred seperately at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (24 Jul 1999)
The grave of Jacques-Louis David at Père Lachaise, Paris. His heart is buried here and his body was buried in Brussels.
Picture by Androom (19 Nov 2006)
"La Mort de Socrate" ("Death of Socrates").
(New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art)
(1810, New York: Frick Collection)
Le Clère, Marcel, Cimetières & Sepultures de Paris, Hachette, Paris, 1978
Schilderkunst van A tot Z, REBO, Lisse, 1990
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