Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
MASTER DRAWINGS FROM THE MARTIN BODMER FOUNDATION
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)

Roger et Angélique

Details
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
Roger et Angélique
pencil on calque laid down on wove paper, squared in pencil, some areas made up
18½ x 14 5/8 in. (470 x 372 mm.)
Provenance
René Longa.
Purchased from Botte, Paris, June 1963.

Lot Essay

This large drawing is the cartoon for the picture of the same subject in the National Gallery in 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 Bodmer drawing.
Ingres painted a number of pictures on this theme, all very close in composition to the present work. The earliest example is probably an horizontal version painted in 1819 in Rome, now in the Louvre, (G. 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 (G. Wildenstein, op. cit., no. 233, fig. 74). Ingres also painted many studies of the nude figure of Angélique chained to the rocks, the latest example dated 1859 (G. Wildenstein, op. cit., nos. 126, 127, 127bis, 287, pl. 17, figs. 73, 76 and pl. 16).

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