The complete catalogue, in French, of the extraordinary collection of the "Ingres Museum" of Montauban, with analysis by the leading expert on this artist.
The publication with French text of the drawings of Ingres is part of the prestigious series of the Catalogues raisonnés of drawings by French artists.
The volume contains and classifies the extraordinary collection of the “Ingres Museum” of Montauban. Over 5000 drawings have been carefully studied by Georges Vigne, director of Montauban and one of the world’s leading experts on this artist.
Official portrait painter to high society in the 19th century and a great interpreter of the female nude, Ingres guided French figurative culture from neoclassicism to romanticism. The artist’s personality emerges above all in the drawings, through which it is possible to retrace the many iconographic sources of his inspiration, the cultural stimuli behind his fascinating, well-balanced works based on a very personal use of curved lines.