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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French (Montauban 1780 - 1867 Paris)
Joseph-Antoine de Nogent
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Oil on panel
46.99 x 33.34 cm (18 1/2 x 13 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: Ingres [Rome] 1815
  • inscription: back of panel: Venue / [ ] [Neilles?] 54 Lyon.
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1815; to the sitter, Joseph-Antoine de Nogent, bequest; to Jean-Joseph Fournier (until some time between 1861-1878) bequest; to his son , Fiorillo-del-Florido-Henri-Edmond Fournier (until December 1895) bequest; to Baron Joseph Vitta (1895-1935) sold; [through Martin Birnbaum] (1935); to Grenville L. Winthrop (1935-1943) bequest; to Fogg Art Museum (1943.)


Vitta put the piece up for sale at Galerie Charpentier, March 15, 1935, where it was lot 8; it was bought in at that sale.

Winthrop paid Fr 200,000 for this piece and 1943.246. Wildenstein also played an unspecified role in Birnbaums' purchase of the painting.

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), p. 77

Catalogue des tableaux, études peintes, dessins et croquis de J.A.D. Ingres exposé dans les galeries de l'Ecole impériale des Beaux-Arts, exh. cat., Ad. Laine et J. Havard (Paris, France, 1867), no. 434

Henri, Vicomte Delaborde, Ingres, sa vie, ses travaux, sa doctrine, d'apres les notices manuscrites et les lettres du maitre, H. Plon (Paris, France, 1870), nos. 98, 147

Henry Lapauze, Les dessins de J.-A.-D. Ingres du Musée de Montauban, J. E. Bulloz (Paris, France, 1901), pp. 235, 248

Jules Momméja, Ingres, H. Laurens (Paris, France, 1904), p. 69

Henry Lapauze, Ingres, sa vie & son oeuvre, G. Petit (Paris, France, 1911), p. 103

Exposition Ingres, exh. cat., Musée Jules Cheret (Nice, France, 1931), no. 3, p. 11, repr. opposite p. 8

"La Curiosité", Le Bulletin de l'Art ancienne et Moderne (April 1935), vol. LXVII, p. 175

Catalogue du tableaux...collection de M. le Baron Vitta..., auct. cat., Galerie Charpentier (Paris, France, 1935), p. 6

Chinese Sculpture, Bronzes, Jades, Paintings and Drawings, Egyptian and Persian sculpture, Pre-Columbian art; selected from the collection of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1943), p. 4

Agnes Mongan, "Drawings by Ingres in the Winthrop Collection", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (July-December 1944), ser. 6, 26, p. 388, no. 1

"Paintings from the Winthrop Collection", Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, March 1945), vol. X, no. 3, pp. 98-103, p. 102, repr.

Georges Wildenstein, Ingres, Phaidon Press (London, England, 1954), no. 106

Hans Naef, "Notes on Ingres drawings", The Art Quarterly (1957), vol. XX, pp. 183-184

Daniel Ternois, Les dessins d'Ingres au Musée de Montauban: les portraits, Les Presses Artistique (Paris, France, 1959), above no. 158

Ingres, exh. cat., Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 1967), under no. 80

Ingres: Centennial Exhibition, 1867-1967. Drawings, Watercolors and Oil Sketches from American Collections, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1967), p. x, under no. 29

Paintings from the Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop shown in conjunction with the Ingres Centennial Exhibition, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1967), repr. p. 102, no. II

Ingres e Firenze, exh. cat., Centro di Firenze (Florence, Italy, 1968), under no. 13

Emilio Radius and Ettore Camesasca, L'opera completa di Ingres, Rizzoli (Milan, Italy, 1968), no. 86

Agnes Mongan, "Ingres as a Great Portrait Draughtsman", Colloque Ingres, ed. Mathieu Méras and Alan Godeau, Amis du Musée Ingres (Montauban, 1969), pp. 134-50, p. 144

Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), p. 240

Daniel Ternois and Ettore Camesasca, Tout l'oeuvre peint d'Ingres (Paris, France, 1971), no. 87

Hans Naef, "Vier Unbekannte Ingres-Modelle", Gotthard Jedlicka: Eine Gedenkschrift, ed. Eduard Hüttinger, Orell Füssli Verlag (Zürich, Switzerland, 1974), pp. 61-66, 70; repr. fig. 3

Hans Naef, Die Bildniszeichnungen von J.-A.-D. Ingres (Bern, Switzerland, 1978), Vol. I, pp. 486-490; vol. II, p. 457

Marjorie B. Cohn and Susan L. Siegfried, Works by J. A. D. Ingres in the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1980), no. 18, pps. 10, 62, 64; repr. b/w p. 17, 63, 65

Dessins d'Ingres du musée de Montauban, exh. cat., Pavilion des Arts (Paris, France, 1989), repr. in b/w p. 26

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 112; repr. as no. 262

Georges Vigne, Dessins d'Ingres: Catalogue raisonné des dessins du musée de Montauban, Gallimard/Reunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 1995), repr., p. 498

Georges Vigne, Ingres, Citadelles & Mazenod and Abbeville Press (Paris, France; New York, NY, 1995), repr. in b/w p. 134, fig. 106

Chikashi Kitazaki and Mina Oya, ed., Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Ueno, 2002), p. 29, repr. as fig. 15

Anne Hollander, Fabric of Vision: Dress and Drapery in Painting, exh. cat., National Gallery Company Limited (London, 2002), pp.124-125, repr. in color as fig. 94

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), no. 54, pp. 159-161, repr. in color

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. 54, pp. 167-168, repr. in color

Marcia R. Pointon, Brilliant Effects: A Cultural History of Gem Stones and Jewellery, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2009), p. 63, pl. 62

Exhibition History

Tableaux, etudes peintes, dessins et croquis de J.-A.-D. Ingres peintre d'histoire, sénateur, membre de l'Institut, École Impériale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 04/10/1867 - 12/31/1867

Exposition Ingres, Musée Jules Cheret, Nice, 03/01/1931 - 03/28/1931

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

Paintings from the Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop shown in conjunction with the Ingres Centennial Exhibition, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/12/1967 - 04/09/1967

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

France and the Portrait, 1799-1870, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/03/1994 - 01/29/2002

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

For Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights from the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/16/2004

32Q: 2100 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 04/07/2015

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