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Hidden in the shadow of the master : the model-wives of Cézanne, Monet, and Rodin

Author: Ruth Butler
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this remarkable book of discovery, art historian Ruth Butler coaxes three shadowy women out of obscurity and introduces them for the first time as individuals. Throught unprecedented research, Butler has been able to create portraits of Hortense Fiquet, Camille Doncieux, and Rose Beuret - the models and, after, the wives, respectively, of Cézanne, Monet, and Rodin, the three most famous French artists of their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Paul Cézanne; Claude Monet; Auguste Rodin; Claude Monet; Camille Monet; Paul Cézanne; Hortense Cézanne; Auguste Rodin; Rose Beuret; Paul Cézanne; Claude Monet; Auguste Rodin; Rose Beuret; Hortense Cézanne; Paul Cézanne; Camille Monet; Claude Monet; Auguste Rodin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Butler
ISBN: 9780300126242 0300126247 9780300164503 0300164505
OCLC Number: 179831924
Description: xiv, 354 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Recognizing the model and her work --
Hortense Fiquet. Hortense Fiquet and Paul Cézanne ; Single mother ; Sixty francs for Hortense ; Hortense at thirty: in the salon, in the garden, in bed ; A dark blue wedding dress? ; Fifteen hectares of fallow land ; For or against Hortense? ; After October 1906 --
Camille Doncieux. Camille Doncieux and Claude Monet ; Camille --
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the green dress ; A garden full of dresses ; Without a sou ; Why did he marry her? ; The Second Empire disappears ; The "Impressionist" couple ; Money and La Japonaise ; A patron ; Death in a village by the river ; Epilogue --
Rose Beuret. Rose Beuret and Auguste Rodin ; From Vecqueville to the banks of the Bièvre ; A woman's body ; Montmartre and the Commune ; Ixelles ; The return home ; The commission that changed everything ; A house in Meudon ; The dark side of being the old mistress of a genius ; The war and the wedding ; Afterword: "The humble son of a genius" --
Appendix: The value of money.
Responsibility: Ruth Butler.
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Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet, and Auguste Rodin are names of brilliant nineteenth-century artists who are known throughout the world. But what is remembered of their wives? This book tells the stories  Read more...

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