Gustave Moreau, painter

Felix Bracquemond, engraver

Louvre, Paris

Source: the 1885 Magazine of Art

“Another work, the ‘David,’ has quite recently attracted renewed attention, which it owes to the supremely beautiful engraving after it executed by M. Felix Bracquemond, for whom it earned the only "Medaille d'Honneur" accorded in any branch of the fine arts at the Salon of 1884 (Paris: Petit. London: Obach). The aged king, wearing a high tiara, robed with great splendour in a fashion approaching the Assyrian mode, and holding a lily-crowned sceptre, appears seated on a magnificent throne of fantastic shape.” [continued below]

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