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Nicolo Paganini (1784–1840)

Artist:
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (French, Montauban 1780–1867 Paris)
Date:
between 1818–31
Medium:
Counterproof strengthened with graphite and white chalk on tracing paper
Dimensions:
9 7/16 x 7 5/16 in. (24 x 18.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Grace Rainey Rogers, 1943
Accession Number:
43.85.10
Not on view
Ingres was himself an accomplished violinist, and met and befriended Paganini by playing second violin in a performance with him. Ingres apparently drew three portraits of Paganini. This embellished counterproof is said to have been made for the engraver Calamatta.
Signature: Verso, lower right): Ingres fecit

Inscription: Verso, lower left, in a different hand: Paganini

Marking: Lower right: collector's stamp of François Flameng (Lugt 991).
François Flameng (French, Paris 1856–1923 Paris); Dikran G. Kelekian; Fearon Galleries (New York); Grace Rainey Rogers; Donor: Grace Rainey Rogers
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch," October 5, 1999–January 2, 2000.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Artists' Artists," July 2, 2004–November 14, 2004.

Naef 1999
Charles Saunier "Collection François Flameng" Les Arts. 1918, cf. nos. 164, 165, 167.

Arsène Alexandre Collection Kélékian: Tableaux de l'École française. Paris, 1920.

Cesare Spellanzon Storia del Risorimento e dell'unità d'Italia. vol. 2, Milan, 1934, p. 783.

Lise Duclaux, M. J. Foucart, Hans Naef, Maurice Sérullaz, Daniel Ternois Ingres. Exh. cat., October 27, 1967-January 29, 1968. Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris, Paris, 1968, p. 162.

Academie de France a Rome Ingres in Italia: 1806-1824, 1835-1841. Exh. cat., February 26, 1968 - April 28, 1968. Rome, 1968, cat. no. 72.

Hans Naef Die Bildniszeichnungen von J.-A.-D. Ingres. 4 vols., Bern, 1977-1980, vol 4: pp. 444-45, Kat. 238, repr.; vol 2, p. 331, Abb.2, ill.

Gary Tinterow, Philip Conisbee, Christopher Riopelle, Hans Naef, Robert Rosenblum, Andrew Carrington Shelton, Georges Vigne, Rebecca A. Rabinow Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch. Exh. cat., National Gallery, London, January 27-April 25, 1999, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., May 23-August 22, 1999, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, October 5, 1999-January 2, 2000. New York, 1999, cat. no. 83, p. 229, ill.



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