Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
1 record
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780–1867) must be considered David’s true heir, in terms of talent, position, and influence. His versatility—with subjects ranging from the literary and mythological to the historical and religious—echoes that of his teacher, but it is in his numerous portraits that Ingres perfected the art of psychological insight David had first introduced. Ingres drew the Irish surgeon Thomas Church a few months after David completed his portrait of Jean-Pierre Delahaye. Both works are striking in their realism, as neither artist flattered his model. Although Ingres’ drawing if of a stranger, done on commission, it conveys the man’s seriousness and concentration.

- J. Patrice Marandel. (2006)