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Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique

Born: 1780 AD
Died: 1867 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Painters

1780 – Born in Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, France on the 29th of August.

1786 – He attended the local school, Ecole des Frères de l’Education Chrétienne.

1791 – His education was disrupted by the turmoil of the French Revolution, and the closing of the school, marked the end of his conventional education.

1799-1801 – He was admitted to the Painting Department of the École des Beaux-Arts in October and won, after tying for second place, the Grand Prix de Rome for his Ambassadors of Agamemnon in the tent of Achilles.

1802 – He made his debut at the Salon with a Portrait of a Woman.

1811 – Ingres finished his final student exercise, the immense Jupiter and Thetis, which was once again harshly judged in Paris.

1813 – Ingres married a young woman, Madeleine Chapelle, who had been recommended to him by her friends in Rome. After a courtship carried out through correspondence, he proposed to her without having met her, and she accepted.

1814 – He continued to suffer the indignity of disparaging reviews, as Don Pedro of Toledo Kissing the Sword of Henry IV, Raphael and the Fornarina, several portraits, and the Interior of the Sistine Chapel met a generally hostile critical response at the Paris Salon.

1815 – He never received payment for these paintings, however, due to the collapse of the Murat regime with the fall of Napoleon’s dynasty, he found himself essentially stranded in Rome without patronage.

         – He painted Aretino and the Envoy of Charles V as well as Aretino and Tintoretto.

1819 – He sent to the Salon were La Grande Odalisque , Philip V and the Marshal of Berwick, and Roger Freeing Angelica, which were once again attacked as "gothic".

1820 – Ingres and his wife moved to Florence at the urging of the Florentine sculptor Bartolini.

1855 – Ingres consented to rescind his resolution, more or less strictly kept, in favour of the International Exhibition, where a room was reserved for his works.

1859 – He produced repetitions of The Virgin of the Host.

1862 – He completed Christ and the Doctors, a work commissioned many years before by Queen Marie Amalie for the chapel of Bizy.

1867 – Died of pneumonia on the 17th of January at the age of eighty-six, having preserved his faculties to the last.