Portrait of Madame Moitessier
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This is a more complicated and ambitious portrait than his earlier female portraits in which Ingres uses the device of a mirror to give an almost sculptural sense of the sitter's volume. The device, first perfected in the portrait of Mme. de Senonnes, painted in Rome in 1814, was to be used by Manet in his 'Bar au Folies-Bergère' (Courtauld Galleries). Mme Moitessier's pose is copied from a Roman painting, originally at Herculaneum.
Owner/Location: National Gallery - London  (United Kingdom - London)
Dates: 1856
Artist age:Approximately 76 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 120 cm (47.24 in.), Width: 92.1 cm (36.26 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 03 June 2006.
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