Portrait of Mr and Mrs Woodhead and Mr Henry Comber in Rome by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Portrait group of Mr and Mrs Joseph Woodhead with the Reverend Henry Comber, brother of the latter, as a youth, during their visit to Rome.


Pencil on paper
30.4 x 22.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,200 ( Total: £1,200)
Acquired in:
Brigadier General H A Walker

Mrs Harriet Woodhead is shown seated with her right arm intertwined with her husband's who leans towards her in a pose of romantic affection. The Reverend is posed as a dandy. The drawing is among the most ambitious by Ingres portraying English sitters. The sitters were relations of the vendors.

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