August 29, 2017

 In MOA Artwork of the Week

Ingres, Manner of Portrait of a Woman

Ingres (Manner of), Study of a Woman, c.1820, oil on canvas, 12 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Millard H. and Georgiana Duxbury, 1962.


Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, a French Neoclassical artist, was born on this day in 1780. Though he often painted grand historical pieces after the tradition of Jacques-Louis David, Ingres found most of his success through his portraiture.

Today’s Artwork of the Day is portrait done in the manner of Ingres, during the time Ingres was actively painting. It can be assumed that perhaps this was done as a study of one of Ingres’s pieces or even done by one of his students.

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