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Comtesse Charles d’Agoult (born Marie de Flavigny) and Her Daughter Claire d’Agoult

A work made of graphite, heightened with white opaque watercolor, with touches of yellow watercolor, on off-white wove paper, lined to secondary wove paper.
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  • A work made of graphite, heightened with white opaque watercolor, with touches of yellow watercolor, on off-white wove paper, lined to secondary wove paper.

Date:

1849

Artist:

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
French, 1780–1867

About this artwork

One of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s largest and most ambitious portrait drawings, this work depicts the important Parisian society hostess, writer, and critic the Comtesse Marie d’Agoult and her daughter Claire.

Ingres typically produced his portrait drawings without preparation and in a single sitting. This work, in contrast, required at least two sittings and three preparatory studies. The drawing is notable for its evocation of the richly furnished interior of d’Agoult’s home. The artist selectively applied yellow watercolor to enhance objects and added white heightening to the sitters’ dresses to suggest the sheen of silk.

Status

On loan

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Title

Comtesse Charles d’Agoult (born Marie de Flavigny) and Her Daughter Claire d’Agoult

Origin

France

Date

1849

Medium

Graphite, heightened with white opaque watercolor, with touches of yellow watercolor, on off-white wove paper, lined to secondary wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed, lower right, graphite: "J. Ingres Del 1849/"

Dimensions

485 × 399 mm (primary support); 499 × 415 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray

Reference Number

2019.852

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