(b. 1748, Paris, d. 1825, Bruxelles)
Homer Reciting his Verses to the Greeks1794
Black and red chalk, pen, ink and wash, 272 x 345 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
David also began work in prison on a history painting on the theme of Homer Reciting his Verses to the Greeks; he closely identified with the blind poet of antiquity because of a shared sense of solitude and victimization.