Jacques-Louis David: The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries Artist
The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries Object type
oil on canvas Dimensions
Height: 203.9 cm (80.2 in); Width: 125.1 cm (49.2 in) Current location
room 56, West Main Floor Accession number
1961.9.15 Object history
: commissioned by Alexander, marquis of Douglas [1767-1852, 10th duke of Hamilton], Hamilton Palace, 1812 Scotland.
: inherited by William Alexander Anthony Archibald Douglas [1811-1863, 11th duke of Hamilton], Hamilton Palace, 1852 Scotland; from Alexander, marquis of Douglas.
: inherited by William Alexander Louis Stephen Douglas-Hamilton, [1845-1895, 12th duke of Hamilton], Hamilton Palace, 1863 Scotland; from William Alexander Anthony Archibald Douglas.
: purchased by Archibald Philip Primrose [1847-1929, 5th earl of Rosebery] at the sale of the collection of Hamilton Palace at Christie's, Manson & Woods, 8 July 1882 London, lot no. 1108.
: inherited by Albert Edward Harry Mayer Archibald Primrose [1882-1974, 6th earl of Rosebery], 1929 London, United Kingdom; from Archibald Philip Primrose.
: purchased by Wildenstein & Co., 15 June 1951 London & New York; from Albert Edward Harry Mayer Archibald Primrose, London, United Kingdom.
: purchased by Samuel H. Kress Foundation, February 1954 New York; from Wildenstein & Co., London & New York.
: given to National Gallery of Art, 1961 Washington, D.C., United States of America; by Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York. Exhibition history
1948 and 1949,
London & Manchester, United Kingdom: David. Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings. The Arts Council of Great Britain, Tate Gallery, London & City Art Gallery, Manchester. No. 23, repro.
, 1955 Paris, France: De David à Toulouse-Lautrec. Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris. No. 17, repro. 1974 and 1975,
Paris, France & Detroit, New York, United States of America: French Painting 1774-1830: The Age of Revolution. Grand Palais, Paris & Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit & The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. No. 36, repro.
, 1985 Edinburgh, United Kingdom: French Connections: Scotland and the Art of France. Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. No. 49, repro. 1989 and 1990,
Paris, France: Jacques-Louis David 1748-1825. Musée du Louvre, Paris. No. 206, repro.
, 2005 Los Angeles & Williamstown, United States of America: Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles & Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. No. 12, repro. 2006 and 2007,
Paris, France & London, United Kingdom: Citizens and Kings: Portraits in the Age of Revolution, 1760-1830. Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris & Royal Academy of Arts, London. No. 24, repro. Credit line
Samuel H. Kress Collection
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Text on the scroll:
LVD.CI.DAVID OPVS // 1812 [Work of Louis David // 1812] CODE - refers to the administrative accomplishments of Napoleon References