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David, Jacques-Louis
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Portrait of Jeanbon Saint-Andr
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1795 Pen, black ink, wash and white highlights, diameter 182 mm Art Institute, Chicago When in prison, David drew an oval portrait of a fellow detainee, the former Protestant minister, Jeanbon Saint-Andr? Politically Saint-Andr?had much in common with David. David's portrait shows him as upright and determined, with no hint of a man subdued by imprisonment. David, however, revealed his personal sense of injustice in an inscription in Latin at the bottom of the drawing: 'A gift of friendship. Solace of affection. David made in chains Year III of the French Republic (1795) Messidor 20.' Author: DAVID, Jacques-Louis Title: Portrait of Jeanbon Saint-Andr? Form: graphics , 1801-1850 , French , portrait
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