THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM PRESENTS SEVENTEEN MASTER DRAWINGS BY INGRES
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780–1867) is among an elite group of nineteenth-century French masters whose style is almost instantly recognizable. Arguable the greatest portraitist of his time, Ingres was a brilliant draftsman, and his drawings have long been prized along with his paintings. Beginning on September 9, The Morgan Library & Museum will present sixteen superb drawings and three letters by Ingres from its collection, together with one exceptional loan, in a focused exhibition in Clare Eddy Thaw Gallery. Running through November 27, the show spans Ingres’s career and provides visitors with an intimate look at a draftsman who is indisputably one of the greatest in French history.