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Jacques-Louis David. Portrait of Suzanne Le Pelletier de Saint-Fargeau. 1804. Oil on canvas. 60.5 x 49.5 cm. J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, CA, USA. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]

Jacques-Louis David. Portrait of Suzanne Le Pelletier de Saint-Fargeau.
Suzanne Le Pelletier de Saint-Fargeau, daughter of Louis Michel Le Pelletier de Saint-Fargeau (1760-94), an aristocrat, who turned revolutionary and member of the Convention. He voted for the death of the king, and was assassinated on the eve of the king's execution. Given a splendid state funeral, Le Pelletier was celebrated as a republican martyr and commemorated in a painting by David. This work has not survived as Le Pelletierís daughter grew up to be an ardent royalist, she bought the picture and had it burnt.
See: Jacques-Louis David. Portrait of Suzanne Le Pelletier de Saint-Fargeau.
Bibliography:
David. by Simon Lee. Phaidon. 1999

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