Ingres and the Comtesse d'Haussonville
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Time : 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location : Gallery 10
Speaker : Edgar Munhall, Curator Emeritus, The Frick Collection
Type : Lecture
Edgar Munhall, one of the world’s leading scholars of Ingres, discusses the importance of the comtesse’s portrait within Ingres’s long, multi-faceted career and introduces the artist’s little-known subject, Louise d’Haussonville, as one of the most remarkable women of her time. An examination of the fitful evolution of the portrait, its sources and myriad details reveals its dramatic complexity as “one of those images that appear in dreams,” as an early critic noted.