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Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux’ birthday
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Artist Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, who became the favored portrait sculptor of Napoleon III and his court, was born #onthisday in 1827.
Known in her younger days as the „siren with green eyes,” Madame Nadine Dumas retains her grace and charm in this portrait bust of her at a mature age. Carved in white marble, she is a handsome woman in her later years with a forceful presence.
Portrait of Nadine Dumas (Madame Alexandre Dumas Fils 1827 – 1875), 1873 – 1875, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827 – 1875). Marble. http://bit.ly/1OnTF8D #Art #Museum #Sculpture