Monday, December 29, 2014

Ingres as a Young Man (1850s)


Madame Gustave Héquet: Ingres as a Young Man

This painting is a version, with several significant changes, of Ingres's self-portrait of 1804, exhibited at the Salon of 1806. The 1804 portrait is known from a copy by Julie Forestier of 1807 and a photograph known as the Marville print of about 1850. Most scholars agree that the 1804 portrait was reworked in 1850 and is the painting now in the Musée Condé, Chantilly. The MMA painting, which combines elements from both the 1804 and the Chantilly portrait, was made between 1850 and 1860 under Ingres's supervision by one of his pupils, probably Madame Gustave Héquet. [Metropolitan Museum]

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