(b. 1824, Anizy-le-Château, d. 1887, Sèvres)
Marble, height 180 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
It was not so much for depth of emotion that artists, like Carrier-Belleuse, turned to antiquity, but more as a pretext for portraying the nude which they sought to make as sensual as possible.