Olga's Gallery

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Portrait of Madame Cavé.

1844. Watecolor. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. Read Note.

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Portrait of Madame Cavé.

Madame Cavé, neé Marie-Elisabeth Blavot, friend of Delacroix and Ingres, she was a student of Clément Boulanger, and later married him. Widowed in 1842, she married in 1844 Edmond Cavé (1794-1852), director of the department of Beaux-Arts at the Ministry for Internal Affairs until 1839