Citation"Studies for "The Martyrdom of Saint Symphorien" (Saint, Mother, and Proconsul)
(Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres) , 1943.245,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Mar 26, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/229866.
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This painting is comprised of many separate vignettes of light- and medium-skinned figures in different poses and sizes. At the top left, a figure holds on to the torso of a woman who bends forward. To the right, a nude man points. A woman of much smaller proportions kneels close to the man’s thigh. Along the bottom edge, a woman stretches her hands upward while men in cloaks grasp their heads or bend downward. Some areas just depict single hands, eyes, or arms.