Madame Aymon, known as La Belle Zelie
Oil on canvas, 23.23 x 19.29 inches [59 x 49 cm]
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Rouen
The unthinking passivity, implying a sexual submissiveness, that many critics see in Ingres's depictions of women, 'without secret troubles, impossible dreams or fancies in their heads, made for healthy and simple love . . .'