The Spring  1856

by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

This canvas was started about 1820 but not finished until 1856. Ingres was then assisted by two of his pupils, a common practice for large formats. The influence of techniques proper to sculpture on the treatment of the nymph is striking. The standing nude figure is inserted in the vertical format as if in an alcove. Associated with the model's pose, this construction give...
163 x 80 cm
Oil on canvas
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