Monday, 21 June 2021

The Virgin of the Host by Ingres


This painting dates back to 1854.  Ingres was a devout French Catholic and offers us this view in this painting. He is a neo-classicist.


Ingres first name is Jean-Auguste-Dominique!  What a mouthful.  What were his parents thinking? Ingres was born in 1780 and died in 1867 aged 86.


It is quite outstanding that this painting is not outshone by that frame – talk about fancy!

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful painting, the skin tones have the touch of genius. I wonder who commissioned this painting and where it was first displayed.


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