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Title

Four portraits on one stone

1820-1821

Artist

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

France

29 Aug 1780 – 14 Jan 1867

  • Details

    Date
    1820-1821
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    lithograph
    Dimensions
    61.0 x 43.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest and with funds provided by the J.S. Watkins Fund 2007
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    210.2007
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

    Works in the collection

    2

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  • About

    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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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