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An image of Four portraits on one stone by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

(France 29 Aug 1780 – 14 Jan 1867)

Four portraits on one stone
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61.0 x 43.0 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest and with funds provided by the J.S. Watkins Fund 2007
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

The portraits are based on pencil drawings commissioned from Ingres by the sitters while on holiday in Rome. The first to have his portrait drawn was The Hon Frederick North (bottom right). Portraits of North’s sister, Lady Glenbervie, her husband, Lord Glenbervie, and their son, Frederick Sylvester North Douglas, followed. Ingres is believed to have copied his drawings onto lithographic stone in Rome. The stone was then taken back to England by the family where it was printed. It is thought that Lord Glenbervie wanted to use the lithographed portraits to illustrate his memoirs.

Bibliography (3)

Loys Delteil, Le peintre-graveur illustré. Ingres, Délacroix, New York, 1969. nos. 2,3,4,5

Felix H Man, 150 years of artists' lithographs, 1803-1953, 1953. no. 12

Peter Raissis, Look, 'Family reunion', pg.35, Newtown, Dec 2007-Jan 2008, 35 (illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Printmaking in the age of Romanticism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Aug 2009–25 Oct 2009