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Thursday 9 February 2023

Pierre Guillaume Metzmacher’s engraving, “La Grande Odalisque”, c1850, after Ingres (2nd impression)

Pierre Guillaume Metzmacher (aka Peter Metzmacher) (1815–[after]1872)

“La Grande Odalisque”, c1850, engraving after Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres’ (1780–1867) famous painting executed in 1814 and now in the Musée du Louvre (Paris). This is a proof impression before the addition of the title and publication details for Marchant (aka Alliance des Arts) (fl.c1830–80) in Paris (see a latter state impression that I have listed earlier [now sold];

Engraving (possibly with etching) on fine wove paper with wide margins.

Size: (sheet) 29 x 43 cm; (plate [soft impression]) approx. 20 x 28 cm; (image borderline) 14.9 x 24.4 cm.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Ingres pinx.”; (right) Metzmacher Sc.”

Delaborde 75 (Vicomte Henri Delaborde 1870, “Ingres, sa vie, ses travaux, sa doctrine, d'après les notes manuscrites et les lettres du maître”, Paris, H. Plon, pp. 235–36, cat. no. 75 [descriptions of various reproductions of Ingres’ painting]; see

See also the description of this print offered by the British Museum:

Condition: a near faultless impression with generously wide margins in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, losses, stains, foxing or signs of handing.

I am selling this exceptionally beautiful engraving of Ingres’ famous painting for the total cost of AU$242 (currently US$167.68/EUR156.25/GBP138.52 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in this superb impression that is not only in pristine condition, but it is also a rare state before lettering with the title and publication details, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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