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Claude Monet

Claude Monet

late 1800s-early 1900s

Paul Paulin

(French, 1852-1937)

Bronze, marble base

Overall: 45.1 cm (17 3/4 in.)

Bequest of Noah L. Butkin 1980.275

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In addition to Claude Monet, Paul Paulin also made portrait busts of Edgar Degas, August Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Auguste Rodin.

Description

Paul Paulin was a renowned Parisian dentist who had a passion for sculpting and was encouraged by Edgar Degas to pursue an artistic career. Paulin is best known for his portrait busts of notable Impressionists. There are related versions of this portrait bust of the celebrated painter Claude Monet at three museums in Paris: the Petit Palais (plaster), the Musée d'Orsay (bronze), and the Musée Rodin (bronze).

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