Gerard David lost to the French caricaturist Honoré Daumier in the First Round, but has stayed alive through four subsequent matches in the Left Brackets. He has ousted an increasingly impressive string of opponents: Stuart Davis, Delacroix, Delaunay, and most recently Salvidor Dali. But now he must take on a Gustave Courbet who is fresh from a victory over whom? Over David's old nemesis Daumier, that's whom.
Both David and Courbet faced tough fights to make it to this round. Daumier's record of 2-2-1, with 30 votes for and 29 votes against (.508) ranks him among the top twenty artists to leave the Tournament to date, whereas Dali's 2-2-1; 41 vf, 28 va; .594 puts him at fourth place among the 147 former contestants.
1819 - 1877
- Defeated 15th Century Italian Francesco Del Cossa after a see-saw battle in Round 1.
- Lost to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, a guy from the previous generation, in Round 2.
- Stampeded Aelbert Cuyp in the Left Bracket Second Round.
- Defeated 15th Century Italian Francesco Del Cossa, again, in a Left Bracket Second Round Elimination grudge match. It was another close one.
- Beat his contemporary and countryman Honoré Daumier by a two-vote swing in the Left Bracket Third Round. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
c.1455 - 1523
- Lost to Honoré Daumier in Round 1.
- Knocked out 20th Century artist Stuart Davis in First Round Elimination.
- Defeated Eugène Delacroix in the Left Bracket Second Round.
- Beat Robert Delaunay decisively in Left Bracket Second Round Elimination.
- Eliminated Salvador Dali in the Left Bracket Third Round by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
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