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Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, the leading Neoclassical painter of his day, dies in at his home in France.

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, self portrait

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, with Delacroix, the leading Neoclassical French painter of his age, died of pneumonia at his home in Paris on this day. Best known for his portraits, Ingres was considered a conservative voice in French art for much of his later life.  Ingres had been born at Montauban in the Langedoc region of France, the son of a designer and educator from Toulouse.  He achieved fame relatively early in his career, concentrating on historical subjects as well as portraits during the Napoleonic period.  He was eighty-six when he died and is buried in Paris at the Père Lachaise Cemetery.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

Octave Uzanne ( trans. Helen Chisholm), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: Painter (London: George Newnes, 1900), viii-xx.