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A drawing of a man in formalwear cropped beneath the chest.

The drawing in graphite depicts a man cropped beneath the chest, facing right page. His short hair stands up from his head in regular tufts. He wears a coat and jacket, each with prominent lines of buttons, over a shirt and high neckcloth.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French (Montauban 1780 - 1867 Paris)
Portrait of the Architect François-Désiré Girard de Bury
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

13.3 x 7.9 cm (5 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)
frame: 37.9 x 33 x 4.4 cm (14 15/16 x 13 x 1 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: graphite [erased]: [right:] bien plu p . . . [in ruffle:] plus . . .
  • inscription: mount, by Achille Leclère : ingres. f. Rome 1808 [superimposed over 7] / portrait de Bury architecte


Recorded Ownership History
The drawing was included in an album (now at the Harvard Art Museums, 1965.21) assembled by Achille Leclère (Rome and Paris); his heirs. Madame Fassier, sold; to [Claude Darton, Avignon] sold; to [Lucien Goldschmidt, New York] sold; to Mrs. Jacob M. Kaplan; the drawing was removed from the album and sold; to [Eugene V. Thaw, New York] sold; to Rosalynd C. Pflaum, Minneapolis, sold [Christie's, New York, January 29, 2015, lot 127]; to Harvard Art Museums and Emily Pulitzer, 2015

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Promised gift of Emily Rauh Pulitzer and purchase through the Richard Norton Memorial Fund and the Marian H. Phinney Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Daniel Ternois, "L'Ingrisme dans le monde", Bulletin du Musée Ingres (1964), September, p. 21
  • Architecture and the Achille Leclère-Ingres Sketchbook, Lucien Goldschmidt, Inc. (New York, 1964), no. 124 (11), repr.
  • Hans Naef, "L'Ingrisme dans le monde", Bulletin du Musée Ingres (1965), July, p. 21
  • Hans Naef, "Eighteen Portrait Drawings by Ingres", Master Drawings (1966), IV, no. 3, pp. 258, 280, no. 3, pl. 2
  • Ingres: Centennial Exhibition, 1867-1967. Drawings, Watercolors and Oil Sketches from American Collections, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1967), no. 8, repr.
  • 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. 141, fig. 5
  • A Loan Exhibition of Drawings and Watercolors from Minnesota Private Collections, exh. cat., Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, 1971), no. 14, repr.
  • Hans Naef, Die Bildniszeichnungen von J.-A.-D. Ingres (Bern, Switzerland, 1978), (Vol. I) pp. 174-77, chapter 16, repr. p. 174 as fig. 1; (Vol. IV) pp. 92-93, no. 49, repr.
  • Agnes Mongan, David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1996), p. 290, appendix A
  • Old Master and British Drawings, auct. cat., Christie's, New York (New York, January 29, 2015), p. 137 as lot 127, repr.

Exhibition History

  • Ingres Centennial Exhibition, 1867-1967, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/12/1967 - 04/09/1967
  • Drawings & Watercolors from Minnesota Private Collections, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 05/13/1971 - 06/13/1971

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