Lot #418
Jean Auguste Ingres Autograph Letter Signed

Ingres recommends "one of the most distinguished artists among those who devote themselves to the historical landscape"

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Description

Ingres recommends "one of the most distinguished artists among those who devote themselves to the historical landscape"

Esteemed French Neoclassical painter (1780-1867) whose portraits are considered an influential precursor to modern art. ALS in French, signed “J. Ingres, Member de l'Institut,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.75 x 8.5, May 7, 1846. Handwritten letter to Hygin-Auguste Cavé, director in the government department of the Beaux-Arts, recommending his friend and fellow painter Alexandre Desgoffe, "one of the most distinguished artists among those who devote themselves to the historical landscape, of which the Poussins are the sublime inventors: a serious, noble, and high genre." In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021





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