- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French (Montauban 1780 - 1867 Paris)
- Study of the Head of Octavia in "Virgil Reading the Aeneid to Augustus"
- Work Type
- c. 1812
- Physical Descriptions
- Graphite and white chalk on brown wove paper
- actual: 15.4 x 21.8 cm (6 1/16 x 8 9/16 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- Signed: graphite, lower right: "Ing"
- 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
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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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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