• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 152

    Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (Montauban 1780-1867 Paris)

    Roger and Angelica

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    Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (Montauban 1780-1867 Paris)
    Roger and Angelica
    pencil on tracing paper laid down on wove paper, squared in pencil
    18½ x 14 5/8 in. (47 x 37.2 cm.)


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    This large drawing is the cartoon for the picture of the same subject in the National Gallery, London (G. Wildenstein, Ingres, New York, 1954, no. 227, fig. 75). The London picture, painted in the 1830s, is of exactly the same composition and size as the ex-Bodmer drawing.
    Ingres painted a number of pictures of this theme, all very close in composition to the present work. The earliest example is probably a horizontal version painted in 1819 in Rome, now in the Louvre (Wildenstein, op. cit., no. 124, pl. 52). In 1841 Ingres painted another picture of exactly the same composition as the London canvas, but larger and oval in format (Wildenstein, op. cit., no. 233, fig. 74). Ingres also painted many studies of the nude figure of Angelica chained to the rocks, the latest example dated 1859 (Wildenstein, op. cit., nos. 126, 127, 127bis, 287, pl. 17, figs. 73, 76 and pl. 16).

    Provenance

    René Longa.
    with Botte, Paris, June 1963, from whom purchased by
    Martin Bodmer;
    The Martin Bodmer Foundation; Christie's, New York, 23 January 2002, lot 170.