CARPEAUX, Jean-Baptiste
(b. 1827, Valenciennes, d. 1875, Courbevoie)

Alexande Dumas Fils

Marble, height 81 cm
Comédie-Française, Paris

This work was exhibited at the Salon of 1873.

Alexandre Dumas, fils (1824-1895) was the son of Alexandre Dumas, père, who followed in his father's footsteps becoming a celebrated writer, author and playwright. His best known work is his romantic novel, La dame aux camélias (The Lady of the Camellias). Adapted into a play, it was the basis for Verdi's 1853 opera, La Traviata.

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