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Ingres (Drawing Gallery) Details

From the Publisher The fourth volume in the new Drawing Gallery Series, co-published by the Musée du Louvre and 5 Continents Editions An elegant, easy-to-handle format Also available: Michelangelo - 88 7439 036 X Verrocchio, Lorenzo di Credi, Francesco di Simone Ferucci - 88 7439 068 8 Read more About the Author Louis-Antoine Prat is a writer and an art historian. He has been project leader for the Graphic Arts department of the Louvre since 1976 and he is vice-president of the Friends of the Louvre. He was awarded the Prix Mont Blanc for Culture in 2000 (together with his wife Véronique, editor-in-chief of Figaro Magazine) He is the author of many articles on the history of French drawing, and with Pierre Rosenberg, now honorary president of the Louvre, co-author of the catalogues raisonnés of the drawings of Poussin (1994), Watteau (1996) and David (2002). He has curated many exhibits: the Nicolas Poussin retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris (1994), the exhibit "L’Empire du Temps" at the Louvre (2000) and most recently "Theodore Chasseriau: The Unknown Romantic" which travelled to the US (Metropolitan Museum). Read more


This is a review of an exhibit of Ingres' drawings, but not the one I was looking for. I saw another Ingres show at the Louvre a few years ago and was disappointed that there was no catalogue, especially since I was looking for his loving drawings of babies and small children. Those were his favorite subjects and they are mostly in private collections and therefore not reproduced. This book is only an introduction and I'm hopeful there will be other books coming out with more of those wonderful drawings.