Portrait of Mrs Mackie
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
Pencil on wove paper
Width 16.5 cm x height 17 cm
Museum no. E.230-1946
Given by Miss Winifred M. Giles in memory of her sister, Miss Alice M. Giles, through the National Art Collections Fund
The portraits like this that Ingres made while in Rome were commissioned for their own sake, as souvenirs for the sitters. It demonstrates the wide range of effects that can be obtained with various hardnesses of pencil and different movements and pressures of the artist’s hand.