Portrait of Louis-François Bertin, also known as "Bertin l'Aîné" (1766-1841)

The Louvre, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres19th Century

Rmn-Grand Palais

Rmn-Grand Palais
Paris, France, France

Louis-François Bertin was the founder of the Journal des débats, a newspaper supported by King Louis-Philippe. Through the intense expression in this portrait, Ingres captures the image of the triumphant bourgeoisie of 1830. The painting also has a striking realism thanks to its minute detail.


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