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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.246
People
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French (Montauban 1780 - 1867 Paris)
Title
Studies for "The Martyrdom of Saint Symphorien" (Lictors, Stone Thrower, and Spectator)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1833
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/221570
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil over graphite, squared in graphite, on canvas with irregular edges, backed by canvas, backed by an aluminum panel.
Dimensions
sight: 60.3 x 49.5 cm (23 3/4 x 19 1/2 in.)
framed: 79.4 x 69.5 x 6.4 cm (31 1/4 x 27 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: Ingres
  • inscription: Inscribed in graphite l.l. below standing figure's foot: [?] plus haut; below stone-thrower's proper left hand: p[lus] fin.
Provenance
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Created, 1833, Sold to Haro, 1866.
Etienne-François Haro, Paris?, Purchased from the artist, 1866, Sold at Ingres sale, Hotel Drouot, 1867. Object was no. 8 in sale; presumably bought in for Fr 4,000
Etienne-François and Henri Haro, Paris, Haro sale, Galerie Sedelmeyer, Paris, 1892. Object was no. 100, and sold for Fr 3,600. Henri was the son of Etienne-François
Baron Joseph Vitta, Paris, Sold to Winthrop through Birnbaum, 1935. The work was included in Vitta's sale of March 15, 1935 at Galerie Jean Charpentier, Paris, as no. 5, but was bought in for Fr 13,500 and sold to Winthrop in a private transaction.
Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Purchased from Baron Joseph Vitta, through Birnb, 1935, Bequest to Fogg Art Museum, 1943. Winthrop paid Fr 200,000 for this work and 1943.254.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.246
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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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. 145

Catalogue de la vente posthume de Ingres, auct. cat. (Paris, France, May 6, 1867 - May 7, 1867), no. 8

Catalogue des tableaux, études peintes, dessins et croquis de J.A.D. Ingres exposé dans les galeries de l'Ecole impériale des Beaux-Arts, exh. cat., Ad. Laine et J. Havard (Paris, France, 1867), no. 13

Henri, Vicomte Delaborde, Ingres, sa vie, ses travaux, sa doctrine, d'apres les notices manuscrites et les lettres du maitre, H. Plon (Paris, France, 1870), pp. 184-185, under no. 16

Vente par suite de décès des collections de MM Haro, auct. cat., Galerie Sedelmeyer (Paris, France, May 31, 1892), pp. xvi, 63, repr. opp. p. 64, no. 100

Henry Lapauze, Ingres, sa vie & son oeuvre, G. Petit (Paris, France, 1911), p. 552

Exposition Ingres, exh. cat., Musée Jules Cheret (Nice, France, 1931), p. 20, no. 9; repr. opp. p. 12

Baron Vitta sale, auct. cat., Galerie Jean Charpentier (Paris, France, March 15, 1935), no. 5

Chinese Sculpture, Bronzes, Jades, Paintings and Drawings, Egyptian and Persian sculpture, Pre-Columbian art; selected from the collection of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1943), p. 3

Agnes Mongan, "Drawings by Ingres in the Winthrop Collection", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (July-December 1944), ser. 6, 26, p. 388-412, no. 1

Georges Wildenstein, Ingres, Phaidon Press (London, England, 1954), no. 214

Martin Birnbaum, The Last Romantic (New York, NY, 1960), p. 188

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

Ingres: Centennial Exhibition, 1867-1967. Drawings, Watercolors and Oil Sketches from American Collections, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1967), under no. 60

Emilio Radius and Ettore Camesasca, L'opera completa di Ingres, Rizzoli (Milan, Italy, 1968), p. 107, no. 127f

Daniel Ternois and Ettore Camesasca, Tout l'oeuvre peint d'Ingres (Paris, France, 1971), p. 107, no. 128f

Daniel Ternois, Ingres, Editions Nathan (Paris, France, 1980), no. 229, p. 182, repr.

Marjorie B. Cohn and Susan L. Siegfried, Works by J. A. D. Ingres in the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1980), no. 37, p. 109, repr. p. 10

Patricia Condon, Ingres, In Pursuit of Perfection: the Art of J.-A.-D. Ingres, exh. cat., Speed Art Museum (Louisville, KY, 1983), p. 242

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), pp. 112, 226, repr. b/w cat. no. 277

Annalisa Zanni, Ingres: catalogo completo dei dipinti, Cantini Editore (Florence, Italy, 1990), p. 108, under no. 85

[Eugéne-Emmanuel Pineu-Duval] Amaury-Duval, L'Atelier d'Ingres: Edition critique de l'ouvrage publié à Paris en 1878, ed. Daniel Ternois, Arthena (Paris, France, 1993), repr. in b/w fig. 86, p. 115

Georges Vigne, Dessins d'Ingres: Catalogue raisonné des dessins du musée de Montauban, Gallimard/Reunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 1995), p. 106

Georges Vigne, Ingres, Citadelles & Mazenod and Abbeville Press (Paris, France; New York, NY, 1995), pp. 189-191, repr. as fig. 160

Gary Tinterow and Philip Conisbee, Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 1999), pp. 275, 282, 284, 286-7

Andrew Carrington Shelton, "Art, Politics, and the Politics of Art: Ingres's Saint Symphorien at the 1834 Salon", The Art Bulletin (December 2001), vol. LXXXIII no. 4, pp. 711-739, p. 715, repr. as fig. 5

Daniel Ternois, Lettres d’Ingres à Marcotte d’Argenteuil: dictionnaire, Librairie des Arts et Métiers-Ed. Jacques Laget (Nogent-le-Roi, France, 2001), p. 149 n. 25

Chikashi Kitazaki and Mina Oya, ed., Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Ueno, 2002), pp. 74-75, cat. #5, color repr.

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), no. 71, pp. 183-187, repr. in 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. 71, pp. 191-195, repr. in color

"The Object of Art Museums", Whose Muse? Art Museums and the Public Trust, ed. James Cuno, Princeton University Press/Harvard University Art Museums (Princeton, NJ / Cambridge, MA, 2004), pp. 49-75, p. 64, repr. as fig. 8

Vincent Pomarède, Stéphane Guégan, Louis-Antoine Prat, and Eric Bertin, Ingres 1780-1867, exh. cat., Editions Gallimard (Paris, France, 2006), pp. 241-242, repr. as ill. 175

Susan L. Siegfried, Ingres: Painting Reimagined, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, 2009), p. 361, repr. in b/w p. 363 as fig. 218

Louis-Antoine Prat, Le dessin français au XIXe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2011), p. 179

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

Exposition Ingres, Musée Jules Cheret, Nice, 03/01/1931 - 03/28/1931

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

Works by J.-A.-D. Ingres in the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/17/1980 - 12/07/1980

Masterpieces of European Art, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 06/22/1985 - 09/15/1985

Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 09/14/2002 - 12/08/2002

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

For Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights from the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/16/2004

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 10 Rotation 2), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 10/15/2010 - 11/06/2010

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 11 Rotation 2), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 10/07/2011 - 11/05/2011

32Q: 2200 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/27/2017 - 07/10/2018

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