DAVID, Jacques-Louis
(b. 1748, Paris, d. 1825, Bruxelles)

The Three Horatii Brothers

1785
Black chalk, wash and white highlights, 580 x 450 mm
Musée Bonnat, Bayonne

David worked in a very methodical manner on The Oath of the Horatii, drawing from life models and draped mannequins, and some very detailed studies survive for many of the main figures.