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The first engravings showing The Tennis Court Oath only appeared in 1790, the year David convinced the Jacobin Club to launch a national subscription to fund a painting to depict the event. He exhibited a pen and brown ink drawing of his planned painting in the Louvre in 1791 but did not have enough money to follow it through as the subscription had only had a 10% take-up.
Like the fall of the Bastille a fortnight later, the Tennis Court Oath became a memorable gesture of revolutionary defiance against the old regime. The prominent artist Jacques-Louis David later immortalised the oath in a dramatic portrait. Background. The Tennis Court Oath followed several days of tension and confrontation at the Estates-General.
Plate : 7.6 x 12.8 cm. Sheet : 15.0 x 22.5 cm. French Revolution - Tennis Court Oath - Versailles (1789) Original strong water etching drawn by Scheffer, engraved by Revel. 1834. 19th Century  50€. Shipment within 24H. Certificate of authenticity. Passepartout included.
the tennis court oath by auguste couder - 19th century - the oath of the tennis court stock illustrations. Tennis Court Oath in Versailles on June 20 1784-1794, by Jacques-Louis David , oil on canvas, 65x88.70 cm. ; Paris, Hôtel Carnavalet .
On 20 June 1789, the members of the French Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath in the tennis court which had been built in 1686 for the use of the Versailles palace. The vote was "not to separate and to reassemble wherever necessary until the Constitution of the kingdom is established". It was a pivotal event in the French Revolution. The Estates-General had been called to address the country's fiscal and agricultural crisis, but they had become bogged down in issues of representation immedi
In 1790, the artist Jacques-Louis David began preparations for a grand painting to visualise and honour the swearing of the Tennis Court Oath. While the events of the revolution prevented David from completing the painting, his preliminary engraving survives and provides the best-known representation of the events of June 20th.
The Tennis Court Oath (Le Serment du Jeu de paume) by David. The Tennis Court Oath (French: Le Serment du Jeu de paume ) is an incomplete painting by Jacques-Louis David , painted between 1790 and 1794 and showing the titular Tennis Court Oath at Versailles, one of the foundational events of the French Revolution .
In March 1790, Jacques-Louis David, the leading artist of the French Revolution, began his study for a large commemorative oil painting of one of the seminal revolutionary moments of 1789, the Oath of the Tennis Court.