An image of Four portraits on one stone

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

(France 29 Aug 1780 – 14 Jan 1867)

Four portraits on one stone

Location
Not on display
Further information

The portraits are based on pencil drawings commissioned from Ingres by the sitters while on holiday in Rome. The first to have his portrait drawn was The Hon Frederick North (bottom right). Portraits of North’s sister, Lady Glenbervie, her husband, Lord Glenbervie, and their son, Frederick Sylvester North Douglas, followed. Ingres is believed to have copied his drawings onto lithographic stone in Rome. The stone was then taken back to England by the family where it was printed. It is thought that Lord Glenbervie wanted to use the lithographed portraits to illustrate his memoirs.

Year
1820-1821
Media
Print
Medium
lithograph
Dimensions
61.0 x 43.0 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest and with funds provided by the J.S. Watkins Fund 2007
Accession number
210.2007