Jacques-Louis David, Apollo and Diana Attacking the Children of Niobe
DALLAS, TX.- The Dallas Museum of Art recently acquired Jacques-Louis David’s dramatic work, Apollo and Diana Attacking the Children of Niobe, through the Mrs. John B. O’Hara Fund of the Foundation for the Arts as the newest addition to the Museum’s permanent collection, it was announced by John R. Lane , the Eugene McDermott Director of the DMA.
An integral addition to the Museum’s collection of 18th-century European art, its acquisition is also a commemoration of outgoing curator Dorothy Kosinski, Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture and The Barbara Thomas Lemmon Curator of European Art, and her many years of service to the Museum.
Rarely exhibited, Apollo and Diana Attacking the Children of Niobe is one of David’s earliest works. It was completed in 1772 as the final test in David’s second bid to win the coveted Grand Prix, also known as the Rome Prize, which granted four years of advanced study at the French Academy in Rome .