Olga's Gallery

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres


1858. Oil on canvas. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Read Note.

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Self-Portrait.

Self-Portrait in Uffizi. The director of the Uffizi requested a self-portrait from Ingres in 1839, when the artist was the President of the Académie Française in Rome. Though Ingres willingly agreed, he executed the portrait and sent it only in 1858. It won him the Order of St. Joseph, bestowed by the grand duke, which he is shown wearing in the Anwerp self-portrait of seven years later. In the Uffizi self-portrait he is depicted with the order of Legion of Honor, which he received in 1855