David, Jacques-Louis

PAINTER (FRANCE)
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.

Related persons
• 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

Sources
Schilderkunst van A tot Z, REBO, Lisse, 1990
• Le Clère, Marcel, Cimetières & Sepultures de Paris, Hachette, Paris, 1978

Images

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)
 

"Comtesse Daru".
   (1810, New York: Frick Collection)
 


Davies, Scrope Berdmore

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 9 Jun 2017