The Artist Birthday Series

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

"Oedipus and the Sphinx,"
“Oedipus and the Sphinx,” 1808

 

"Jupiter and Thetis," 1811
“Jupiter and Thetis,” 1811

The desire to stay in Italy after his scholarship ended in 1810 prompted Ingres to earn a living once again as a portraitist, this time of Napoleonic officials and dignitaries. Sometimes he was commissioned in the genre of history paintings which he much preferred. Whatever prosperity he had acquired disappeared in 1815 with the fall of the Napoleonic Empire.

"The Countess of Tourmon," 1812
“The Countess of Tourmon,” 1812

 

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