Impression of Amélie de Montfort
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux French
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.
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