(b. 1780, Montauban, d. 1867, Paris)
Don Pedro of Toledo Kissing the Sword of Henri IV1822
Oil on panel, 49 x 41 cm
Of the known versions of Don Pedro of Toledo Kissing the Sword of Henri IV, the present picture is the most striking, due primarily to the dramatic perspective of the Salle des Caryatides. Although this painting was signed and dated Rome 1820, Ingres had originally entered it in the 1814 Salon, but then reworked it, finally completing the painting in 1822.