Head of Saint John the Evangelist

Oil on canvas, laid down on wood | 39.4 x 27cm

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

This is a study for an altarpiece, Christ Delivering the Keys to Saint Peter, commissioned in 1817 for Santissima Trinità dei Monti, Rome, and completed in 1820 (now Musée Ingres, Montauban). Ingres based the composition on Raphael’s tapestry design ...
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