Art Lovers: The Comtesse d’Haussonville has arrived… For the winter, at least, this excellent example of French Portraiture by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres is at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. This would be a viewing experience well worth a visit.

Enjoy yourselves…

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The Norton Simon Museum is delighted to announce the arrival this fall of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s magnificent painting Comtesse d’Haussonville, 1845, on loan from The Frick Collection in New York.

This portrait of the comtesse, a young woman known as Louise, Princess de Broglie (1818–1882), is the first loan from the Frick in an art exchange program between the venerable New York institution and the Norton Simon foundations. Comtesse d’Haussonville will be on view at the Museum from October 30, 2009, through January 25, 2010.

In February 2009, the Museum sent to the Frick five of its masterpieces—Jacopo Bassano’s Flight into Egypt, c. 1544–45; Peter Paul Rubens’s Holy Women at the Sepulchre, c. 1611–14; Guercino’s Aldrovandi Dog, c. 1625; Francisco de Zurbarán’s Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Rose, 1633; and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s Birth of St. John the Baptist, c. 1655. [MORE]