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"Ingres' Cartoons in Stained-Glass for the Louvre Collections"
2002-05-24 until 2002-09-23
Of all of the museums around the world, the Louvre has the largest collection of paintings by Ingres. Included in this collection is a fascinating series of twenty-five large cartoons. Not enough attention is paid to these cartoons which he made for stained-glass windows between 1842 and 1844 for the Chapelle Saint-Ferdinand des Ternes (17 cartoons) and the Basilica of Dreux (8 cartoons). Bound by a close relationship to King Louis-Philippe and his family, Ingres was deeply moved by the accidental death of Prince Ferdinand, the sovereign’s son.
It was in the latter’s honour that the Chapelle
Saint-Ferdinand des Ternes was built, on the
road from Paris to Neuilly. This no doubt
explains the speed at which these paintings on
canvas mounted on stretchers were executed
by Ingres (otherwise renowned for his slow
Exhibition from the Paintings Department.
Curator: Jacques Foucart, Louvre Museum
Stained-glasses of the chapel
Musée du Louvre
(c) RMN/René-Gabriel Ojeda
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