Madame Armand Bertin, née Marie-Anne-Cécile Dollfuss

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres French

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Ingres’s characteristic distortion of anatomy is apparent in this drawing, as the impossibly long arms and extreme downward slope of Madame Bertin’s shoulders defy proportion. Her face—framed by glossy, sausage-shaped ringlets—bears a soft, friendly expression, testifying to the Bertin family’s close relationship with the artist. The portrait forms a pair with that of her husband (2012.150.13), to whom Ingres dedicated this sensitive likeness.

Madame Armand Bertin, née Marie-Anne-Cécile Dollfuss, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (French, Montauban 1780–1867 Paris), Graphite on wove paper

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