Madame Mère (Mother of Napoleon)

Laetizia Bonaparte, vue de face et en buste

about 1817–20
Jacques Louis David (French, 1748–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Rosenberg Prat 385

Dimensions

Sheet (sight): 17.1 x 10.8 cm (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.) Framed: 34.3 x 27.9 cm (13 1/2 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

65.2555

Medium or Technique

Black chalk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Likely done from memory in Brussels in preparation for the second version of the “Coronation” (Schnapper)

Inscription

Bottom: S.A>J. Madame Mère/ de S.M. l/Empereur/ par David
Information on frame

Markings

PDP Watermark Type: NIB (HONIG)

Provenance

Forsyth Wickes (1876-1964, New York, Paris, Rhode Island); acquired by bequest 1965

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection