Portrait of Thomas-Charles Naudet
Portrait of Thomas-Charles Naudet, 1806
Graphite on wove paper
23.7 x 17.8 cm (9 5/16 x 7 inches)
Museum Appropriation Fund 29.087
(February 3 –July 8, 2012)
This small pencil portrait is a friendship token, a gift from Ingres, its creator, to the sitter, the landscape painter Thomas-Charles Naudet. After training in Paris, both competed for and won the opportunity to study at the French Academy in Rome as pensionnaires, which included funding from the French government and room and board at the Villa Medici. The community at the French Academy pursued all branches of art-making, exploring the city together, learning from one another’s work, and developing lifelong friendships. Ingres’s portrait emphasizes his friend’s bright eyes and curly hair, signifiers of an active imagination and an intense appreciation for beauty.(September 16, 2005 – January 15, 2006)
Edited ByWoolsey, Ann, ed.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2008
TypeMonographs and CollectionsSelection VFrench Watercolors and Drawings, ca. 1800-1910
Contributions byChampa, Kermit S.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1975
TypeMonographs and CollectionsEdgar DegasSix Friends At Dieppe
Edited BySingsen, Judith A., ed.
Contributions byO'Brien, Maureen C.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2005
TypeExhibition CatalogueA Handbook of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
Edited ByWoodward, Carla M., and Franklin W. Robinson, eds.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1988
TypeMonographs and Collections