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    Sale 7744

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art Day Sale

    8 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 131

    Attributed to Luigi Calamatta (Civitavecchia 1802-1869 Milan)

    Portrait of Luigi Calamatta, after Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

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    Attributed to Luigi Calamatta (Civitavecchia 1802-1869 Milan)
    Portrait of Luigi Calamatta, after Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
    inscribed 'Ingres à Son ami Calamatta 1828 Paris'
    pencil, on paper wrapped around its original cardboard support
    12½ x 9½ in. (32 x 24.2 cm.)


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    A copy, slightly larger, after Ingres' portrait drawing of his friend and engraver Luigi Calamatta (1801-1869) belonging to the Musée Carnavalet, Paris, now on deposit at the Musée de la Vie Romantique, Paris.
    The drawing is still on its original tablet (see previous lot).

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    Provenance

    Charles Marcotte, and by descent to the present owner.


    Literature

    L. Hourticq, Ingres, l'oeuvre du maître, Paris, 1928, pl. 68.
    H. Naef, Die Bildniszeichnungen von J.-A.-D. Ingres, Bern, 1977-80, II, p. 572, fig. 2,; and V, p. 120, under no. 313.
    H. Naef, in exhib. cat., Portraits by Ingres. Image of an epoch, London, The National Gallery, and other locations, 1999-2000, p. 313, under no. 105.
    D. Ternois, Lettres d'Ingres à Marcotte d'Argenteuil. Dictionnaire, Nogent-le-Roi, 2001, p. 62 n. 6.


    Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie Jacques Seligman, Portraits par Ingres et ses élèves, 1934, no. 28.