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Creator Name: Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Dates/Places: 1780-1867
Creator Name-CRT: Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Title: The Comtesse d'Haussonville (Louise de Broglie)
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1845
Creation End Date: 1845
Creation Date: 1845
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas (lined)
Dimensions: 51 7/8 x 36 1/4 in. (131.8 x 92 cm.)
Inscriptions: Signed and dated on the arm of the chair at lower left:
AMICA Contributor: The Frick Collection
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 27.1.81
Credit Line: Purchased
Context: Louise, Princesse de Broglie (1818 82) and granddaughter of Madame de Staël, married at the age of eighteen. Her husband was a diplomat, writer, and member of the French Academy, and she herself published a number of books, including biographies of Robert Emmet and Byron. For her time and her elevated social caste, she was outspokenly independent and liberal. This portrait, begun in 1842, was the fruit of several false starts and a great many preparatory drawings, including full-scale studies of the raised left arm, the head, and its reflection. According to a letter written by the artist, the finished work aroused a storm of approval among her family and friends. Ingres appears to have surprised the young lady in the intimacy of her boudoir, where sheleans against an upholstered fireplace, having just discarded her evening wrap and opera glasses. This painting was the subject of a 1985 exhibition entitled Ingres and the Comtesse d'Haussonville.
Related Document Description: New York, The Frick Collection. Art in the Frick Collection: Paintings, Sculpture, Decorative Arts [cat.]. Comps. C. Ryskamp, et al., 1996, p.104 (reproduced in color). New York, The Frick Collection. An Illustrated Catalogue. Vol.2, Paintings. [cat.]. 1968, pp.134-140, p.135 (reproduced in color).
AMICA ID: TFC_.Ingres.27-1-81
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Frick Collection, New York, 1999
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