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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.44.A
People
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French (Montauban 1780 - 1867 Paris)
Title
Study of the Head of Octavia in "Virgil Reading the Aeneid to Augustus"
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1812
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite and white chalk on brown wove paper
Dimensions
actual: 15.4 x 21.8 cm (6 1/16 x 8 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, lower right: "Ing"
Provenance
Sold by the artist to Étienne-François Haro; consigned by him the Ingres sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 6-7, 1867 (Lugt 1921, no. 1477), not in catalogue, Reginald David, Paris; acquired from him through Martin Birnbaum by Grenville L. Winthrop, 1927, his gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1942.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Grenville L. Winthrop, Class of 1886
Accession Year
1942
Object Number
1942.44.A
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan, "Drawings by Ingres in the Winthrop Collection", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (July-December 1944), ser. 6, 26, pg. 406

Ingres, exh. cat., Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 1967), pg. 161, under no. 111

Ingres: Centennial Exhibition, 1867-1967. Drawings, Watercolors and Oil Sketches from American Collections, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1967), no. 22, pp. 246, 248, 249, repr.

Robert Mesuret, "'Si Qua Fata Aspera Rumpas,' ou les disgraces du tableau préferé", Colloque Ingres, Dupin (Montauban, France, 1969), pg. 131, no. 26, cat. no. 52

Agnes Mongan, "Ingres et ses jeunes compatriotes à Rome 1806-1820", Bulletin du Musée Ingres, Amis du Musée Ingres (Montauban, France, 1980), 47, pg. 14

Agnes Mongan, David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1996), cat. no. 213, repr.

Daniel Ternois, Lettres d’Ingres à Marcotte d’Argenteuil: dictionnaire, Librairie des Arts et Métiers-Ed. Jacques Laget (Nogent-le-Roi, France, 2001), pg. 236, no. 18

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. 51, 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. 51, repr.

Sonia Couturier, French Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada / Dessins français du Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, exh. cat., National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, 2004), under cat. no. 48, p. 121

Susan L. Siegfried, Ingres: Painting Reimagined, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, 2009), p. 61, repr. in color p. 61 as fig. 26

Louis-Antoine Prat, Le dessin français au XIXe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2011), p. 169

Exhibition History

French Art of the Nineteenth Century, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 07/01/1942 - 08/31/1942

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

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

HAA 10 Survey Course: The Western Tradition, Art Since the Renaissance, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/08/2008 - 04/06/2008

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