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Impression of Amélie de Montfort

Artist:
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, Valenciennes 1827–1875 Courbevoie)
Date:
ca. 1867–69
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
confirmed: 7 5/8 × 3 1/4 × 3 1/2 in. (19.4 × 8.3 × 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.289.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 552
Rapidly sketched, the model delivers the basics of the master’s intense attachment to his fiancée, a young aristocrat, first glimpsed at a ball. The marriage took place in 1869 but soon soured owing to his morbid, irrational suspicions of infidelity on her part.
Inscription: Paper sticker adhered to the lower front of gown, printed: 358 [Identifies this piece as the study of Mademoiselle de M. sold as lot 358 in 1894 sale of Carpeaux's atelier.]

Marking: On red-wax atelier seal on back of lower gown: PROPRIÉTÉ CARPEAUX
Atelier Carpeaux (until 1894; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 31–June 2, 1894, no. 358); [ Galerie Romane , by 1987 ] ; [ Patricia Wengraf Ltd. , London, until 1989; sold to MMA ]
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