Description The artist has depicted Barère, a politician who was originally a monarchist but, after the failed attempt of Louis XVI and his family to escape France in 1791, became a republican and called for many executions, including that of Queen Marie Antoinette.
- The Portrait Medallions of Pierre-Jean David d’Angers (1788–1856). The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2008.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Bottom center: David; [Date] Bottom center: 1835; [Inscription] On left: B. Barere; [Inscription] On obverse: FUMIÈRE / ET CIE SUCRS - THIEBAUT FRES / PARIS
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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