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

The Intervention of the Sabine Women (detail)

1799
Oil on canvas
Musée du Louvre, Paris

In place of the sinew and muscle of the men in The Oath of the Horatii, which came from close observation of the life model, Romulus and Tatius have smooth bodies, based on a study of sculpture.




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