On Saturday, October 23, the Getty Research Institute participated in the 5th Annual Archives Bazaar. Organized by L.A. as Subject, a USC-hosted research alliance dedicated to improving the visibility, access, and preservation of primary sources of Los Angeles history, the… More»
This is a portrait of a prisoner.
A political prisoner at the time of the Reign of Terror in France, Andre-Antoine Bernard here is posed and styled with severity and strength. He was eventually exiled for voting to execute Louis XVI. But this defiant portrait lives on.
Portrait of Andre-Antoine Bernard, July 24, 1795, Jacques-Louis David. J. Paul Getty Museum.