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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French (Montauban 1780 - 1867 Paris)
Virgil Reading the Aeneid to Augustus (Study for "Tu Marcellus Eris")
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Watercolor and white gouache over graphite and black crayon, partially varnished with gum, on tracing paper, patched with tracing paper and reworked, laid down
38.5 x 33 cm (15 3/16 x 13 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Signed, graphite, l.l. "J. Ingres inv Del."
Marie-Eugène-Frédèric Reiset; his daughter comtesse Adolphe-Louis-Edgar de Ségur-Lamoignon, Méry-sur-Oise; her daughter marquise Adolphe-Marie de Moy; Reginald David, Paris; acquired through Martin Birnbaum by Grenville L. Winthrop, July 1927; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Edmond Saglio, "Un Nouveau Tableau de M. Ingres, liste complète de ses oeuvres", La Correspondence Litteraire (February 5, 1857), pg. 78

Emile Galichon, "[Description des] Dessins de M. Ingres [exposés au Salon des Arts-Unis], deuxième série.", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (Paris, July 1, 1861), 9, pg. 41, n. 1

Emile Galichon, "Descriptions des dessins de M. Ingres exposés au Salon des Arts-Unis", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (March 15, 1861), vol. IX, no. 6, pg. 348

Henri, Vicomte Delaborde, "Les dessins de M. Ingres au Salon des Arts Unis", Gazette des beaux-arts (Paris, March 1, 1861), 9, pg. 263

Charles Blanc, "Ingres, sa vie et ses ouvrages" parts 1-9, Gazette des beaux-arts (Paris, 1867-1868), 22-25, part. 3, pg. 199

Emile Bellier de la Chavignerie, "Notes sur l'oeuvre de M. Ingres", La Chronique des Arts et de la Curiosité (1867), vol. V, pg. 51

Olivier Merson and Emile Bellier de la Chavignerie, Ingres, sa Vie et ses Oeuvres, J. Hetzel (Paris, France, 1867), pp. 106-7

Charles Blanc, Ingres, sa vie et ses ouvrages, Vve. J. Renouard (Paris, France, 1870), pg. 55

Charles-Phillippe, Marquis de Chennevières-Pointel, Souvenirs d'un directeur des Beaux-Arts (5 vols.), Bureaux de l'Artiste (Paris, 1883-1889 (1979)), vol. 3 [1886], pg. 94

Jean Joseph Seznec, "The Romans of the Decadence and their Historical Significance", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (October 1943), XXIV, pp. 221-232, p. 221, repr. p. 225 as fig. 2

Agnes Mongan, "Drawings by Ingres in the Winthrop Collection", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (July-December 1944), ser. 6, 26, pp. 406-7

Agnes Mongan, Ingres: 24 Drawings, Pantheon Books (New York, 1947), pp. 9-10, pl. 4a

A Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings from the Ingres Museum at Montauban, exh. cat., Knoedler Galleries (New York, NY, 1952), [pg. 3]

Ingres, exh. cat., Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 1967), pg. 160, under no. 111

Ingres: Centennial Exhibition, 1867-1967. Drawings, Watercolors and Oil Sketches from American Collections, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1967), no. 93, pp. 246, 248, repr.

Emilio Radius and Ettore Camesasca, L'opera completa di Ingres, Rizzoli (Milan, Italy, 1968), pg. 93, under no. 69

Robert Mesuret, "'Si Qua Fata Aspera Rumpas,' ou les disgraces du tableau préferé", Colloque Ingres, Dupin (Montauban, France, 1969), pg. 131, no. 35a

Daniel Ternois and Ettore Camesasca, Tout l'oeuvre peint d'Ingres (Paris, France, 1971), pg. 93, under no. 70

Marjorie B. Cohn, Wash and Gouache: A Study of the Development of the Materials of Watercolor, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1977), p. 28, p. 76 note 10, cat. no. 27 p. 98

Hans Naef, Die Bildniszeichnungen von J.-A.-D. Ingres (Bern, Switzerland, 1978), vol. 3, pg. 357

Agnes Mongan, "Ingres et ses jeunes compatriotes à Rome 1806-1820", Bulletin du Musée Ingres, Amis du Musée Ingres (Montauban, France, 1980), 47, pg. 14

Richard Newman, "The Microtopography of Pencil Lead in Drawings: A Preliminary Report", Papers Presented at the Art Conservation Training Programs Conference, Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum (Wilmington, DE, 1980), pg. 32, fig. 6

Gaetan Picon, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Quai des Celestins, 4 (New York, NY, 1980), pg. 61, repr.

John Spike, "Ingres at the Fogg Art Museum", The Burlington Magazine (1981), vol. 123, no. 936, p. 190

Patricia Condon, In Pursuit of Perfection: The Art of J.-A.-D. Ingres, exh. cat., Speed Art Museum (Louisville, KY, 1983), pp. 54, 56, 59, fig. 16

Ingres et Delacroix: Dessins et aquarelles, exh. cat., Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon (Ghent, 1986), pg. 37

Patricia Condon, "Les Dessins Historiques achevés de J.A.D. Ingres" (part one), Bulletin du Musée Ingres, Amis du Musée Ingres (Montauban, France, 1995), no. 67/68, pp. 3-86, cat. 67; repr. fig. 52

Patricia Condon, "Les Dessins Historiques achevés de J.A.D. Ingres" (part two), Bulletin du Musée Ingres, Amis du Musée Ingres (Montauban, France, 1996), no. 69, pp. 3-38, pp. 4, 8, 9, 10, 26

Agnes Mongan, David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1996), cat. no. 246, repr.

Adrian Rifkin, Ingres, Then and Now, Routledge (London and New York, NY, 2000), pp. [30]-34, fig. 15

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), cat. no. 75, repr. (color), p. 25

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), no. 75, repr.

Louis-Antoine Prat, Le dessin français au XIXe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2011), p. 169

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 176, 178, 285, repr. p. 177 as fig. 3

Exhibition History

Dessins [d'Ingres] tirés de collections d'amateurs (2nd series)., Salon des Arts-Unis, Galerie Martinet, Paris, 01/01/1861 - 01/01/1861

Exposition Ingres, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 04/26/1911 - 05/14/1911

Chinese sculpture, bronzes, jades, paintings and drawings, Egyptian and Persian sculpture, Pre-Columbian art : selected from the collection of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/01/1943 - 02/28/1944

Ingres Centennial Exhibition, 1867-1967, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/12/1967 - 04/09/1967

Wash and Gouache: A Study of the Development of the Materials of Watercolor, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/1977 - 06/22/1977

Works by J.-A.-D. Ingres in the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/17/1980 - 12/07/1980

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

HAA 10 Survey Course: The Western Tradition, Art Since the Renaissance, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/08/2008 - 04/06/2008

Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/21/2017 - 05/07/2017

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