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Inscription

lower right in graphite: Ingres à Son cher Docteur / et ami. 1826.

Provenance

Louis Martinet [d. 1875], Vannes; prior to 1870 given to Goupil Doctor's College (possibly Dr. Auguste Goupil [d. 1877], Paris); (No. 118 in an unidentified French auction catalogue [from old mount]); Arthur Veil-Picard [d. 1944], Paris, after 1903; by inheritance to his son, Arthur Veil-Picard, Paris; purchased 1954 by (Georges Seligmann, Inc., New York); purchased 1962 by Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; gift to NGA, 1995.

Exhibition History
1999
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1999-2000.
1999
Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch, The National Gallery, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1999-2000, no. 104, repro. (shown only in London and Washington).
2000
Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2000, 204.
Bibliography
1870
Blanc, Charles. Ingres, sa vie et ses ouvrages. Paris, 1870: 246.
1870
Delaborde, Henri. Ingres. Paris, 1870: no. 372.
1886
Corbucci, Vittorio. Luigi Calamatta incisore. Civitavecchia, 1886: no. 94.
1901
Lapauze, Henry. Les dessins de J.-A.-D. Ingres du Musée de Montauban. Paris, 1901: 267.
1903
Lapauze, Henry. Les portraits dessinés de J.-A.-D. Ingres. Paris, 1903: 24, no. 70.
1911
Lapauze, Henry. Ingres. Paris, 1911: 286.
1971
Naef, Hans. "Die Geschichte des Doktors Martinet und sein Bildnis von Ingres." Image 42(1971): 17-21, repr. 17.
1977
Naef, Hans. Die Bildniszeichnungen von J.-A.-D. Ingres. 5 vols. Bern: Benteli Verlag, c.1977-1980.
1999
Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch. Exh. cat. The National Gallery, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1999-2000: no. 104.