Edmond Cavé (1794–1852)

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 801

Cavé held the high-ranking posts of inspector and director of the fine arts administration during the reign of King Louis-Philippe. Ingres painted this portrait soon after Cavé's marriage in 1844 to Marie-Elisabeth Blavot Boulanger. It was intended as a companion to the picture of Cavé's wife that Ingres had painted a decade earlier (43.85.3). After Ingres consulted Cavé about the dimensions of his wife's likeness, he executed the portrait by transferring a drawing of the sitter (Musée Ingres, Montauban) onto the canvas.

Edmond Cavé (1794–1852), Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (French, Montauban 1780–1867 Paris), Oil on canvas

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