Andrew Carrington Shelton

Phaidon, London, 2008


out of print

A new monograph charting the entire career of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780–1867), one of the most influential painters of the French Neo-classical period.
The book covers his early career and training under Jacques-Louis David, his studies in Rome and Florence, and his extraordinary success as a society portraitist and history painter.
It also illustrates all Ingres’s best-known paintings and includes the very finest examples of his many pencil studies and drawings.
The perfect introduction to Ingres and his work, providing detailed commentary on his key pieces and analysing his artistic development in the context of the turbulent society of France from the Napoleonic period until his death.
Each edition is elegantly bound in a richly coloured silk that evokes the look and feel of classic Phaidon fine art volumes and enhances the luxurious quality of the books.


240 pages, 180 illustrations, 25 x 29 cm, hardcover, English