The Morgan Library & Museum presents seventeen master drawings by Ingres


NEW YORK, N.Y.- Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780–1867) is among an elite group of nineteenth-century French masters whose style is almost instantly recognizable. Arguably the greatest portraitist of his time, Ingres was a brilliant draftsman, and his drawings have long been prized along with his paintings. The Morgan Library & Museum presents sixteen superb drawings and three letters by Ingres from its collection, together with one exceptional loan, in a focused exhibition in the 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. Ingres’s Neoclassicism has often been framed in opposition to the Roman-