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Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Christ on the Mountain

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Christ on the Mountain

Christ on the Mountain

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

25,200

USD

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Montauban 1780 - 1867 Paris

Christ on the Mountain


Pen and brown ink and gray wash over pencil, within brown ink framing lines, the sheet faintly squared for transfer in pencil;

signed in pencil, lower right: Ingres -

further signed and dated in brown ink, to the lower centre of the old backing: Ingres inv et Del.vit: 1860

and dedicated in brown ink, to the lower right of the old backing: Souvenir d'amitié, de haute estime / et de reconnaissance à son célèbre ami / Monsieur Paul Lacroix / J. Ingres

357 by 344 mm; 14 by 13 1/2 in

Laid down to an original card backing which has subsequently been hinged to a modern cream mount. There is some toning to the sheet and some small areas of lighter paper, possibly as the result of staining or old touches of white heightening. There are two small repaired tears to the lower right corner and an old pin prick hole to the lower left corner. There is a vertical hanging line that runs down the right centre of the sheet. There is a small pin prick hole to the right arm of the falling demon and other minor small brown stains. There is some slight sinking to the brown ink but the image remains strong. Sold in a modern decorative frame.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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Gifted by the artist to Paul Lacroix (1806-1884), Paris;
Étienne Moreau-Nélaton (1859-1927), Paris,
thence by descent, until 2010,
sale, Paris, Piasa, 17 December 2010, lot 77
G. Vigne, Dessins d'Ingres, Catalogue raisonné des dessins du musée de Montauban, Paris 1995, p. 448, reproduced