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Attr. JEAN-AUGUSTE-DOMINIQUE French 1780-1867

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Attr. JEAN-AUGUSTE-DOMINIQUE French 1780-1867
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Graphite on paper. Featuring a portrait. Signed and attributed to Jean-Auguste-Dominque Ingres on the lower right corner. 31 x 21 cm (12.2 x 8.3 inches). Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres was a seminal French painter who championed Neoclassicism during a period that saw the rise of Romantic painters like Eugène Delacroix. Rendered with precise contours and polished brushwork, Jupiter and Thetis (1811) is a hallmark example of Ingres’s willingness to distort the human figure in order to maintain a balance of form and composition. “There are not two arts, there is only one: that which has as its foundation the beautiful, which is eternal and natural,” he once proclaimed. “Those who seek elsewhere deceive themselves, and in the most fatal manner.” Born on August 29, 1780 in Montauban, France, his father Jean-Marie-Joseph Ingres taught him both violin and drawing as a youth. Ingres went on to study at the Académie Royal de Peinture, Sculpture, et Architecture in Toulouse before moving to Paris in 1797. In Paris, his father’s influence found him a place in the classroom of the famed Neoclassicist painter Jacques-Louis David. The young Ingres was profoundly influenced by David, as well as by the works of antiquity he saw in the Louvre. Winning the esteemed Prix de Rome in 1801, he traveled to Italy five years later and remained there for another 18 years. Upon his return to Paris, Ingres attempted to reestablish his relationship with the Salon but received an icy reception. The artist died on January 14, 1867 in Paris, France. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery in London, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. PROVENANCE: Private estate (Perugia, Italy)