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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French (Montauban 1780 - 1867 Paris)
Portrait of Mrs. George Vesey and Her Daughter Elizabeth Vesey, later Lady Colthurst
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Portrait of Mme. Vesey and Her Daughter
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Graphite and white gouache on white wove paper
29.9 x 22.4 cm (11 3/4 x 8 13/16 in.)
Col. and Mrs. George Vesey, Dublin; their daughter Lady Nicholas Conway Colthurst; her son Sir George Conway Colthurst (d. 1878); his widow Lady George Conway Colthurst (d. 1915); her daughter Lady Annie C. Colthurst, London, until 1930; purchased from her by Wildenstein and Co., Paris; acquired from them by Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, January 1932 ($12,500); his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

William Rothenstein, Men and memories; recollections of William Rothenstein, Coward McCann (New York, NY, 1931 - 1940), vol. 1, pg. 103

Anonymous, "Monsieur Ingres et ses élèves", Beaux-arts (March 20, 1934), 73, no. 65, pg. 2, repro.

Richard Brinsley Ford, "Ingres' Portrait Drawings of English People at Rome, 1806-1820", Burlington Magazine (July 1939), 75, pp. 6, 9-10, pl. 2B

Agnes Mongan, "Drawings by Ingres in the Winthrop Collection", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (July-December 1944), ser. 6, 26, pp. 395, 397, fig. 5

Otto Benesch, "The Winthrop Collection: From Neo-Classic to Romanticism; David, Ingres, Géricault", Art News (January 1-14, 1944), vol. 42, no. 16, pp. 9-10, 20-21, 32, p. 32

Jacques Mathey, Ingres, Olivir Lesourd (Paris, 1945), pg. 12 and unnumbered plate

Agnes Mongan, Ingres: 24 Drawings, Pantheon Books (New York, 1947), no. 11, repro.

Millia Davenport, The Book of Costume, Crown Publishers Inc. (New York, 1948), vol. 2, pp. 826-27, no. 2324, repro.

Jean Alazard, Ingres et l'Ingrisme, Michel (Paris, France, 1950), pp. 63, 147 n. 12

A Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings from the Ingres Museum at Montauban, exh. cat., Knoedler Galleries (New York, NY, 1952), intro. (unpaged)

Ingres, exh. cat., Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 1967), pg. 140, under no. 100

Ingres: Centennial Exhibition, 1867-1967. Drawings, Watercolors and Oil Sketches from American Collections, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1967), no. 36, pp. 245-246, 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, pp. 144, 146. 153, fig. 19, repr.

Marjorie B. Cohn, "The Original Format of Ingres Portrait Drawings", Colloque Ingres, Dupin (Montauban, France, 1969), pg. 17

Evelyne Pansu, Ingres Dessins, Chene (Paris, France, 1977), no. 37, repro.

Hans Naef, Die Bildniszeichnungen von J.-A.-D. Ingres (Bern, Switzerland, 1978), vol. 2, pp. 100-103, fig. 1; vol. 4, pp. 324-25, no. 176, repro.

Daniel Ternois, Ingres, Editions Nathan (Paris, France, 1980), pp. 55, 82, repro.

Avigdor Arikha, J. A. D. Ingres: Fifty Life Drawings from the Musée Ingres at Montauban, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Houston, TX, 1986), pp. 5-6

Avigdor Arikha, Peinture et regard: ecrits sur l'art 1965-1990, Hermann (Paris, France, 1991), p. 159

Anne Hollander, Seeing Through Clothes, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA, 1993), p. 122; repr. fig. II.39

Avigdor Arikha, On depiction: selected writings on art, 1965-94, Bellew (London, England, 1995), p. 162; repr. p. 163

Agnes Mongan, David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1996), cat. no. 221, repr.

Aileen Ribeiro, Ingres in Fashion: Representations of Dress and Appearance in Ingres's Images of Women, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT and London, England, 1999), pp. 61-62, pl. 38

Valérie Bajou, Monsieur Ingres, Editions Adam Biro (Paris, France, 1999), p. 169; repr. fig. 116

William W. Robinson, "Old Master and Nineteenth-Century Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University", Master Drawings, Master Drawings Association (2000), vol. 38, no. 3, Autumn, pp. 233-240, p. 235, fig. 2

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. 57, repr. (color), p. 26

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. 57, repr.

Mark G. Mitchell, "Learning from the Masters: Ingres' Miraculous Lines", Drawing (American Artist) (Winter 2007), pp. 42-57, repr. p. 47

Vincent Pomarède and Carlos G. Navarro, Ingres, exh. cat., Museo Nacional del Prado (Madrid, 2015), pp. 209-210, repr. p. 210, fig. 95

Exhibition History

Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters and Deceased Masters of the British School, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 01/07/1907 - 03/16/1907

Catalogue of a Collection of Drawings by Deceased Masters, with Some Decorative Furniture and Other Objects of Art, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 01/01/1917 - 01/01/1917

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

32Q: 2200 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/08/2015 - 11/10/2015

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