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

The Empress Josephine Kneeling with Mme de la Rochefoucauld and Mme de la Valette

Black crayon and graphite, 274 x 391 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Working on such a large scale with such a huge cast to manipulate, David resorted to Renaissance working practices to plan and organize the Consecration. As well as drawings of Notre Dame, studies for groups and individuals and details of uniforms and regalia, he also made full-scale cartoons of some figures.

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