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(1780-1867)

 

Dominique Ingres was an adolescent when Etienne de Montgolfier died, but soon after, he became friends with his daughter Adélaïde – a woman of letters living in the capital – of whom he did a portrait.

For his drawings, he wanted a paper with a sharp memory, preserving the slightest nuance of the pencil or pigments. For the master, Canson® created a laid drawing paper named Ingres.

The artist, who was awarded the Grand Prix de Rome, used all the qualities of the paper to magnify the curves of his wife Madeleine in his Bain turc (Turkish Bath) series.

 

 

Excerpt from Marie-Hélène Reynaud's book "d’art et de papier" 

Baigneuse ou Odalisque vue de dos (Bather or Odalisque), 1864. Watercolour on tracing paper, 34x23cm. Bayonne, Musée Bonnat. © RMN / René-Gabriel Ojéda

  • Baigneuse ou Odalisque vue de dos (Bather or Odalisque), 1864. Watercolour on tracing paper, 34x23cm. Bayonne, Musée Bonnat.

© RMN / René-Gabriel Ojéda