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Circle of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
THE BATTLE OF THE TITANS AND THE CENTAURS, AFTER AN ANTIQUE RELIEF
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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204
Circle of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
THE BATTLE OF THE TITANS AND THE CENTAURS, AFTER AN ANTIQUE RELIEF
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Circle of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
THE BATTLE OF THE TITANS AND THE CENTAURS, AFTER AN ANTIQUE RELIEF
Black chalk;
bears inscription: Ingres - Scène mythologique d'après un bas-relief antique
126 by 211 mm; 5 by 8 1/4 in
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Provenance

G. Morssen, Paris

Catalogue Note

This drawing is after a frieze representing the battle of the Lapiths and the Centaurs, from the temple of Apollo at Bassae, Greece, 4th Quarter of the 5th Century B.C. This frieze is now in the British Museum.1

Stylistically, the drawing is close to a group of copies after the antique, executed by Ingres in the 1790s, when the young artist was training first at the Académie Royale, Toulouse, and then in Paris.2 

1.  Inv. no. GR 1815.10-20.1-23.
2.  P. Hattis, Ingres' Sculptural Style: a group of unknown drawings, exhib. cat., Cambridge, Mass., Fogg Art Museum, 1973

Old Master Drawings

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