The fourth book of the Drawing Gallery Series is devoted to Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867). Considered one of the greatest French draughtsmen of all time, the artist left thousands of preparatory drawings for his paintings, along with an incomparable series of almost five hundred graphite portraits that have always been deemed the highest expression of his genius. The Louvre collection offers excellent examples of these two aspects of Ingres' graphic activity; each work is accompanied by a brief comment.
Table of Contents
|"In his sketches he naturally creates the ideal"||6|