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Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, ‘Comtesse Charles d'Agoult, née Marie d'Agoult, and her daughter Claire d'Agoult’, 1849, Christie's Old Masters
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Comtesse Charles d'Agoult, née Marie d'Agoult, and her daughter Claire d'Agoult, 1849

Pencil heightened with white and touches of yellow watercolor
19 1/10 × 15 3/5 in
48.4 × 39.6 cm
Location
New York
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When Ingres visited her apartment in rue Plumet (now rue Oudinot in the 7th arrondissement) in …

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Signed and dated 'J. Ingres Del/1849'
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
French, 1780–1867
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Studying under Jacques-Louis David for four years, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres developed a Neoclassical approach that changed little as his career unfolded. Known for his extraordinary drawing skills, Ingres believed that line, not color, conveyed the expressive content in an image. He did not share his colleagues’ enthusiasm for battle scenes, preferring to depict revelatory moments and intimate confrontations that rarely included movement or violence, and his early work was criticized for stylistic and historical idiosyncrasies. Ingres despised the more fashionable work of the Romantics such as Eugene Delacroix, and was despondent when his work was poorly received in the Salons. Inspired by Orientalism, Ingres painted a series of odalisques that were originally panned for their exaggerated anatomy and depiction of odd accessories, but were later hailed as Romantic masterpieces.

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, ‘Comtesse Charles d'Agoult, née Marie d'Agoult, and her daughter Claire d'Agoult’, 1849, Christie's Old Masters
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When Ingres visited her apartment in rue Plumet (now rue Oudinot in the 7th arrondissement) in Paris in early May 1849 to draw this portrait of her and her daughter Claire, Comtesse Marie d'Agoult made a few notes in telegraphic style in one of her notebooks (first published by Dupêchez in the 1989 auction …

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Signed and dated 'J. Ingres Del/1849'
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
French, 1780–1867
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Studying under Jacques-Louis David for four years, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres developed a Neoclassical approach that changed little as his career unfolded. Known for his extraordinary drawing skills, Ingres believed that line, not color, conveyed the expressive content in an image. He did not share his colleagues’ enthusiasm for battle scenes, preferring to depict revelatory moments and intimate confrontations that rarely included movement or violence, and his early work was criticized for stylistic and historical idiosyncrasies. Ingres despised the more fashionable work of the Romantics such as Eugene Delacroix, and was despondent when his work was poorly received in the Salons. Inspired by Orientalism, Ingres painted a series of odalisques that were originally panned for their exaggerated anatomy and depiction of odd accessories, but were later hailed as Romantic masterpieces.

Comtesse Charles d'Agoult, née Marie d'Agoult, and her daughter Claire d'Agoult, 1849

Pencil heightened with white and touches of yellow watercolor
19 1/10 × 15 3/5 in
48.4 × 39.6 cm
Location
New York
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