Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Princesse de Broglie


March 7, 2013 issue of The New York Review of Books magazine had an article 
relating to the fifteen volumes on the Robert Lehman Art Collection
("The Robert Lehman Collection in fifteen volumes - An Astonishing Record of a Vast 
Collection") by Walter Kaiser.

Keiser writes: 'The greatest painting in the collection is the elegant, classical 
portrait of the Princesse de Broglie by Ingres, which Bobbie Lehman described 
in a letter to Berenson as "probably the most beautiful picture we have".'

I did not know the painting previously, so I looked it up, and made a quick 
sketch based on it:

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
Portrait of Princess Albert de Broglie, 1853
Oil on canvas, 121.3 x 90.8 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Robert Lehman Collection

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