Description Jean-Antoine-Dominique Ingres, French painter, was born in Montauban in 1780 and went to Paris to study in the studio of David. He won the prix de Rome in 1802. Returning to Paris in 1820, he was appointed professor at the Académie and in 1834 was made director of the French Academy in Rome. He established an enviable reputation and was made a member of the Legion of Honor and a senator in 1862. He died in Paris in 1867.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Bottom center: DAVID; [Date] Bottom center: 1826; [Inscription] On left: A INGRES; [Inscription] On right: PICTOR
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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