Delphine Ramel, Madame Ingres is an oil on canvas painting created by the French Neoclassical artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres in 1859. The painting depicts Ingres’ second wife, Delphine Ramel. This artwork is considered to be his final painted portrait, apart from a portrait of Emperor Napoleon I.
The portrait of Delphine exemplifies the graceful figure and brushstrokes that are typical of Ingres’ work. His traditional approach to portraiture was based on idealized depictions of people with a focus on their physical features. In this case, Madam Ingres is shown sporting a white dress and earrings with her hair tied back in a neat style. Her facial features paint the picture of regality, which shows off the skillful artistic talent of Ingres himself.
Another notable artwork done by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres was Betty De Rothschild, Baronne De Rothschild (1848). This painting similarly uses similar traditional techniques as used for Delphine Ramel and evokes a feeling of beauty and elegance through its delicate brushstrokes and softened colors. It is clear from these works thatIngame was masterful in capturing subjects with grace and skill.