The Duc d'Orléans

The Duc d'Orléans (1810 - 1842) was the eldest son of King Louis-Philippe. Ingres painted a three-quarter-length portrait of the duke between 1841 and April 1842 which is still in the family's possession. When the duke was killed in a carriage accident, many replicas of this earlier portrait were ordered, of which this picture is one. It is probably the joint work of Ingres and his assistants, and it is the only one where a cloak covers most of the uniform.

Key facts

Artist dates
1780 - 1867
Full title
The Duc d'Orléans
Date made
after 1842
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
54.3 x 45.1 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number
Location in Gallery