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The Death of Bara

Jacques-Louis David

The Death of Bara

Jacques-Louis David
  • Date: 1794
  • Style: Neoclassicism
  • Genre: history painting
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Tag: male-portraits, famous-people, male-nude, French-Revolution, historical-events, Joseph-Bara
  • Dimensions: 119 x 156 cm
  • Order Oil Painting

The Death of Young Bara, Joseph Bara or The Death of Bara is an incomplete 1794 painting by the French artist Jacques-Louis David, now in the musée Calvet. Joseph Bara, a young drummer in the army of the French First Republic, killed by the Vendéens. He became a hero and martyr of the French Revolution and – with The Death of Marat and The Last Moments of Michel Lepeletier – the painting formed part of a series by David showing such martyrs. There is also an anonymous contemporary copy dating to 1794, now in the musée des beaux-arts de Lille and exhibited at the Musée de la Révolution française.

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