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 'La Belle Ferronnière'

Photo credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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This drawing is a copy of a painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) in the Louvre, Paris, thought to represent a mistress of Francis I. Ingres’s work precisely traces the subtle contours of the painting revealing his skills as a draughtsman, but Ingres omits the parapet at the bottom of the original painting. Ingres made countless copies after the old masters. This drawing was made when the artist was a student and presented to his master, Jacques-Louis David (1784–1825), before he left for Rome in 1806.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Birmingham


Date

c.1802–1806

Medium

black chalk, stump & wash on paper

Measurements

H 52.5 x W 14.8 cm

Accession number

37.3

Acquisition method

purchased, 1937

Work type

Drawing & watercolour


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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TS England

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