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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
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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