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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French (Montauban 1780 - 1867 Paris)
Studies of a Man and a Woman for "The Golden Age"
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Graphite on cream wove paper, backed, traced with a stylus after mounting, squared
41.6 x 31.5 cm (16 3/8 x 12 3/8 in.)
frame: 64.7 x 51.9 x 2.9 cm (25 1/2 x 20 7/16 x 1 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, l.l.: Ingres
  • watermark: on mount: LA *f&G


Recorded Ownership History
Sold by the artist to Étienne-François Haro, October 13, 1866; consigned by him to the Ingres sale, Drouot, Paris, May 6-7, 1867, no. 45 (Fr 800); purchased by comte Louis-Alexandre Foucher de Careil; with Haro again by 1870; acquired through Martin Birnbaum by Grenville L. Winthrop, January 1936 (Fr 18,000); 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

  • "Mouvement des Arts et de la Curiosité. Tableaux et Dessins d'Ingres", La Chronique des Arts et de la Curiosité (May 5 and 12, 1867), vol. V, p. 146, no. 45
  • Charles Blanc, Ingres, sa vie et ses ouvrages, Vve. J. Renouard (Paris, France, 1870), pg. 242
  • Agnes Mongan, "Drawings by Ingres in the Winthrop Collection", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (July-December 1944), ser. 6, 26, pp. 405, 406 fig. 15
  • Agnes Mongan, Ingres: 24 Drawings, Pantheon Books (New York, 1947), no. 20, repro.
  • Jean Alazard, Ingres et l'Ingrisme, Michel (Paris, France, 1950), pl. 85
  • Regina Shoolman Slatkin and Charles E. Slatkin, Six Centuries of French Master Drawings in America, Oxford University Press (NY) and Oxford University Press (UK) (New York, NY, 1950), pp. 122-23, pl. 68
  • Frank Elgar, Ingres, Les Editions du Chene (Paris, France, 1951), pg. 11, fig. 69
  • Paul J. Sachs, The Pocket Book of Great Drawings, Pocket Books, Inc. (New York, 1951), pg. 56
  • Robert Woods Kennedy, The House, and the Art of its Design, Reinhold Publishing Co. (New York, NY, 1953), repr. p. 95
  • Paul J. Sachs, Modern Prints and Drawings, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (New York, NY, 1954), pl. 1
  • Jacques Mathey, Ingres: Dessins, Braun (Paris, 1955), pg. 20, no. 47, fig. 47
  • Kenneth Clark, The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form (Princeton, NJ, 1956), pp. 159-60, repro.
  • Kenneth Clark, The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form (Garden City, NY, 1956), pp. 218 (fig. 116), 219
  • Agnes Mongan, Great Drawings of All Time, ed. Ira Moskowitz and Victoria Thorson, Shorewood Publishers Inc. (New York, 1962), cat. no. 723, n.p., repr.
  • Daniel M. Mendelowitz, Drawing, Holt, Rinehart & Winston (New York, NY, 1967), pp. 152 (fig. 7-1), 155
  • Daniel M. Mendelowitz, Drawing: A Study Guide. A Supplement to Drawing, Holt, Rinehart & Winston (New York, 1967), detail illustration on pp. 37, 113
  • Ingres: Centennial Exhibition, 1867-1967. Drawings, Watercolors and Oil Sketches from American Collections, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1967), no. 87, p. 247, repr.
  • Emilio Radius and Ettore Camesasca, L'opera completa di Ingres, Rizzoli (Milan, Italy, 1968), pg. 113, repro. under no. 143
  • Brandt Aymar, The Young Male Figure, Crown Publishers Inc. (New York, NY, 1970), pp. 140, 141, repro.
  • Jean Sutherland Boggs, Picasso et la Suite Vollard/and the Vollard Suite, exh. cat., National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, 1971), pg. 12, pl. 6
  • Daniel Ternois and Ettore Camesasca, Tout l'oeuvre peint d'Ingres (Paris, France, 1971), pg. 113, under no. 144, repro.
  • Daniel M. Mendelowitz, A Guide to Drawing, Holt, Rinehart & Winston (New York, NY, 1976), pg. 150, fig. 205
  • Evelyne Pansu, Ingres Dessins, Chene (Paris, France, 1977), no. 75, repro.
  • Daniel Ternois, Ingres, Editions Nathan (Paris, France, 1980), pg. 101
  • Gaetan Picon, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Quai des Celestins, 4 (New York, NY, 1980), pg. 111, repro.
  • Ellen Winner, Invented Worlds: The Psychology of the Arts, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1982), repr. fig. 2.4
  • Hans Ebert, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Hanschelverlag Kunst und Gesellschaft (Berlin, Germany, 1982), repro. under no. 27
  • Terisio Pignatti, Master Drawings: From Cave Art to Picasso, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, 1982), repro. pg. 297
  • Daniel M. Mendelowitz and Duane A. Wakeham, Mendelowitz's Guide to Drawing, Holt, Rinehart & Winston (New York, NY, 1982)
  • Frank R. Cheatham and Jane Hart Cheatham, Design Concepts and Applications, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1983), p. 113 (detail)
  • Bohumír Mráz, Ingres Zeichnungen, Werner Dausien (Honau, 1983), pg. 52, no. 61 repro.
  • Philip Rawson, The Art of Drawing: An Instructional Guide, Prentice Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1984), fig. 45
  • Régis Michel, Madeleine Pinault, and Arlette Sérullaz, Les mots dans le dessin, exh. cat., Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, 1986), pg. 87, under no. 94
  • Josephine Lowndes Sevely, Eve's Secrets: A New Theory of Female Sexuality, Random House (New York, NY, 1987), repr. fig. 1
  • Erich Franz, Hans von Marées und die Moderne in Deutschland, exh. cat., Kunsthalle Bielefeld (Bielefeld, Germany, 1987), repr. p. 42
  • Georges Vigne, Ingres, Citadelles & Mazenod and Abbeville Press (Paris, France; New York, NY, 1995), pp. 258 (fig. 210), 259
  • Agnes Mongan, David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1996), cat. no. 244, repr.
  • James Cuno, Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Ivan Gaskell, and William W. Robinson, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, ed. James Cuno, Harvard University Art Museums and Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 228-29, repr.
  • Masterpieces of world art : Fogg Art Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1997
  • Gary Tinterow and Philip Conisbee, Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 1999), p. 361; repr. fig. 205
  • Jeffrey Fontana, Timeless Beauty: Representing the Ideal in Necoclassical Drawing, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1999), checklist no. 29, fig. 9
  • Uwe Fleckner, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres 1780-1867, Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft (Cologne, Germany, 2000), p. 108, fig. 103 (color)
  • Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 1999-2000 (Cambridge, MA, 2001), repr. p. 25
  • 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. 73, repr. (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. 73, repr.
  • Nathan Goldstein, Figure Drawing: The Structure, Anatomy, and Expressive Design of Human Form, Pearson Prentice Hall (Upper Saddle River, N.J., 2004), repr. as fig. 2.19 on p. 48, in b/w
  • Deborah Rockman, Drawing Essentials: A Guide to Drawing from Observation, Oxford University Press (NY) (New York, 2009), fig. 2-14, p. 97
  • Deborah Rockman, Drawing Essentials: A Complete Guide to Drawing, Oxford University Press (NY) (New York, 2017), p. 174, fig. 4-16

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
  • 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
  • Works by J.-A.-D. Ingres in the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/17/1980 - 12/07/1980
  • Timeless Beauty: Representing the Ideal in Neoclassical Drawing, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/07/1999 - 10/31/1999
  • 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

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