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

Portrait of Philippe-Laurent de Joubert

c. 1786
Oil on canvas, 127 x 96 cm
Musée Fabre, Montpellier

Philippe-Laurent de Joubert (1729-1792) was an important figure in Montpellier, an art collector and founding member of the Société des beaux-arts in Montpellier in 1779. His portrait by Jacques-Louis David was probably executed in 1786 on the occasion of his election as member of the Académie de peinture et de sculpture in Paris.




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