COURT, Joseph-Désiré
(b. 1797, Rouen, d. 1865, Paris)

Young Girl at the Scamander River

Oil on canvas
Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle d'Alençon, Alençon

In his cultivation of aesthetic and physical beauty Ingres had a lasting influence on younger artists of the Restauration period and the Second Empire under Napoleon III. Joseph-Désiré Court, a pupil of Gros, was among them, as illustrated by this painting.

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