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#365 - Jacques-Louis David Autograph Letter Signed Estimate: $1,500+

French painter (1748-1825) and master of the Neoclassical style whose most famous works include 'The Death of Marat' and several portraits of Napoleon Bonaparte. ALS in French, signed “David,” one page, 4.5 x 6.75, no date. Handwritten letter by Jacques-Louis David to his to his employee Dubois. The greatest and most powerful of Napoleon’s artists gives instructions to his assistant on the manner by which he desires the interior of his house to be repainted. In part (translated): "I would like my dear Dubois to have the staircase and different rooms repainted in my house in the Rue du Cocq, but I think that some small freezings could still occur and that could cause some bad work because the glue would be eaten and then the colors would detach themselves from the wall. But meanwhile, there is one tenant who cannot get into his rooms before his kitchen is ready and perhaps something else he needs. I would therefore ask you to go as soon as you get this letter and act swiftly to do what the tenant asks while we wait that you can coordinate the painting on the rest of the house." In fine condition.

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