Impression of Amélie de Montfort

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux French

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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.

Impression of Amélie de Montfort, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, Valenciennes 1827–1875 Courbevoie), Terracotta, French, Paris

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