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One of David drawing stored at Polytechnique is in the French Revolution Museum

The Bélisaire of Jacques Louis David is part of the exhibition "Figures from exile during the Revolution," from June 24 to September 26, 2016 at Vizille (Isère)

The "École centrale des travaux publics" Central School of Public Works, which becomes the Polytechnique was established in 1794. It is a revolutionary school without resources. It draws on the revolutionary deposits to be teaching materials collections (books, drawings, scientific instruments).
A master drawings collection is made, for the test of imitation drawing, from the confiscation of property of emigrants and convicts.

David's Belisarius, the "Bélisaire", comes from the Hôtel de Clermont d'Amboise, Montholon Street. It is entered June 6, 1793 and sequestered at the national filing of the rue de Beaune. It comes at the Central School of Public Works on 24 Frimaire III.
Victim of the Revolution, Henri-Michel Marquis de Clermont d'Amboise (1728-1792) was the ambassador of France in Naples. There he met David in 1779, was in Paris at the time of his election to the Academy and then bought his drawings exhibited at Salon 1781.

This is a pen drawing on gray and watercolor paper heightened with Chinese white. David realizes it in Rome when extending his stay at the Palais Mancini (1779-1780). This drawing, signed lower right "David L. invenit delineavit 1779 and 12 AD. "Is a preparatory study for Belisarius recognized by a soldier, canvas preserved in Lille Museum.

This drawing is listed as a "Historic Monuments" by order of the Minister of Education and Fine Arts June 30, 1908.
 

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