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A full body portrait of a man beside a brightly covered table.

A man stands with one hand on his hip and his other hand holding a tophat which is upturned on a table next to him. The table is covered in a brightly patterned cloth, the only color in the portrait. The man wears black and brown riding boots, off-white tight pants, a long black jacket, a black vest, and a white shirt which features ruffles on his chest and neck. He is cleanshaven with hair that is either short or pulled away from his face. He looks directly at the viewer with an expression of amusement and self-assuredness.

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.


Recorded Ownership History
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

Subjects and Contexts

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