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Unlike some other Western painters of the 19th century Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres never went to the East. His sketches of Persian miniatures are to make the décors in some of his “oriental” works as exotic as possible. Here are seven of such drawings which are now kept in Ingres Museum, Montauban, France.

Sketches of Persian costume, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Sketches of Persian costume, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Persian women, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Persian women, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Persian carpet design, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Persian carpet design, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Persian man, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Persian man, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

A Sultan, Persian musicians, and characters in the courtyard of a house, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

A Sultan, Persian musicians, and characters in the courtyard of a house, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Three Studies of Persian costume, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Three Studies of Persian costume, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Three Persian men, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Three Persian men, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

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