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

Brutus

1790
Black chalk, 223 x 186 mm
Private collection

In March 1790 David stayed a month in Nantes. There he was warmly welcomed and feted as France's leading painter and at one reception drew the head of Brutus to give his hosts an idea of his recent Salon success.