Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Eye Candy for Today: Ingres portrait of Madame Félix Gallois

Madame Felix Gallois, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Madame Félix Gallois, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Graphite on paper, with touches of cold highlighting the jewelry, roughly 14 x 11 in. (35 x 27 cm); in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; use the download or zoom links under the image on their site.

Another of Ingres’ beautiful and deceptively simple graphite portraits — sensitive, incisive and dancing on that wonderful line between responding to a person and looking at lines on paper.

 
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5 thoughts on “Eye Candy for Today: Ingres portrait of Madame Félix Gallois

  1. Ælle

    A fine detail is she was née Nathalie-Rose Joachime Bochet at the age of 33. She was the cousin of the painter’s second wife.
    I wish to own the book “Portraits by Ingres, image of an epoch”, with the jacket illustration of Madame Moitessier Seated.

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