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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)

Title
Four portraits on one stone
Year
1820-1821
Media category
Print
Materials used
lithograph
Dimensions

61.0 x 43.0 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Florence Turner Blake Bequest and the J.S. Watkins Bequest 2007
Accession number
210.2007
Location
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