Portraits by Ingres

Image of an Epoch

May 23 – August 22, 1999

West Building Main Floor

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: This first American exhibition devoted to the work of Jean-Auguste- Dominique Ingres included 38 paintings and 68 drawings. It brought together portraits of Madame Inès Moitessier from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and from the National Gallery, London, and included the famous portrait of Louis-François Bertin from the Musée du Louvre, Paris.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington; the National Gallery, London; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Curators were Philip Conisbee, senior curator of European paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington; Gary Tinterow, the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Christopher Riopelle, the National Gallery, London, assisted by Andrew Shelton, an independent Ingres specialist.

Sponsor: The exhibition was made possible by support from Airbus Industrie and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Image: Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Mrs. Charles Badham, 1816, graphite on wove paper, The Armand Hammer Collection, 1991.217.20

Attendance: 215,058

Catalog: Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch, edited by Gary Tinterow and Philip Conisbee. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999.

Brochure: Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch, by Isabelle Dervaux. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1999.

Other Venues:
National Gallery, London, January 27–April 25, 1999
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 27, 1999–January 2, 2000