Milan - Exhibition

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: La Vita Artistica al Tempo dei Bonaparte

Palazzo Reale

12 Mar 201923 Jun 2019

The exhibition at Palazzo Reale, Milan, features more than 150 artworks – 60 of which realised by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres  – on loan from some of the most important cultural institutions in the world, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Louvre Museum, Paris.

While a consistent part of the exhibition is dedicated to the work of the French artist, another section offers a complete overview of the artistic life at the turn of the nineteenth century, focussing in particular on the city of Milan, which was facing a process of profound renovation. Works by Appiani, Greuze, Canova, Gerard, Finelli and Ingres analyse Napoleon’ s Italian campaign, while his famous portrait “Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne”, painted by Ingres himself, constitutes the apex of the exhibition path, enriched by several preparatory sketches by the painter.


  • Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, "Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne", 1806

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Contacts & Details

mon 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm; tue, wed, fri 9:30 am - 7:30 pm; thu, sat 9:30 am - 10:30 pm; sun 9:30 pm - 7:30 pm

€12; reduced €8/6


7000 m2

T: +39 02 8846 5230 M: W: Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo, 12 Milan, 20122 Italy