Date of Defense




First Advisor

Dr. Judith Stone

Second Advisor

Judith Ellis

Third Advisor

Dr. John Norman


Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) and Francisco de Goya (1746- 1828) were among the two most prominent artists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Through a close study of their work it becomes evident that they held two distinctly different views on humanity. An understanding of the differences between these two world views is important in evaluating the nature of the conflict between the French Empire and Spain that took place from 1807 to 1813, known as the Peninsular War. An examination of David and Goya's works is significant because both artist were representative of the societal classes that led the opposing factions during the war.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only