Amédée-David, the Comte de Pastoret  1826

by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, who championed Classical ideals throughout his long and productive career, began this portrait in 1823, the same year that the thirty-two-year-old count helped him become a full member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts. Ingres astutely captured the character of the suave young nobleman, from the refined line of his silhouette to his elegant cost...
103 × 83.5 cm (40 1/2 × 32 3/4 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago