Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, from "Le Monde Illustré"

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The sculptor Carpeaux died on October 12, 1875 and this full-page tribute appeared a few days later in the French weekly newspaper "Le Monde Illustré." His likeness, based on a photograph by Numa Blanc, is framed by two of his sculptural works: "Imperial France Bringing Light to the World and Protecting Science, Agriculture, and Industry" above, and "The Triumph of Flora" below. Both groups decorate the south façade of the Pavillon de Flore at the Musée du Louvre, Paris and were unveiled in 1866.

Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, from "Le Monde Illustré", Anonymous, French, 19th century, Wood engraving

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