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Choice New Acquisitions at the Met

May 30, 2012

Pier Jacopo Alari-Bonacolsi, called L’Antico (c. 1460-1528)
Spinario or Boy Removing a Thorn
Bronze – 19.7 x 7.5 cm
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Photo : Metropolitan Museum

The Art Tribune reports long time Metropolitan Museum of Art patron Jayne Wrightsman has made another series of donations to that institution.  The bequest includes a statue by Antico (an artist recently the subject of a retrospective at the National Gallery of Art),  a Louis-Léopold Boilly painting of a crowd at the Louvre that includes a self-portrait (figure far right) and nine drawing by Ingres.

Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845)
Crowd looking at the
Napoleon’s Crowning by David at the Louvre, 1810
Oil on Canvas – 61.6 x 82.6 cm
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Photo : Metropolitan Museum

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
Portrait of Henri Lehmann, 1850
Pencil – 31.7 x 23.8 cm
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Photo : Metropolitan Museum

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
Portrait of Madame Armand Bertin, 1843
Pencil – 34.2 x 26 cm
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Photo : Metropolitan Museum

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