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

Portrait of Jacques-François Desmaisons

Oil on canvas, 92 x 72 cm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

After the death of his father following a pistol duel in December 1757, aged thirty-five, David was placed successively in the care of two uncles, François Buron (1731-1818) and Jacques-Francois Desmaisons (c. 1720-1789), who were both architects and building contractors.

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