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Carolus-Duran

(kärôlüs`-düräN`), 1837–1917, French painter whose original name was Charles Auguste Émile Durand. He was influenced by Courbet and studied in Lille and Paris. In 1861 he won a pension and traveled in Italy and Spain. Best known as the teacher of many famous painters (including Sargent), he became the director of the Académie de France à Rome in 1905. The Louvre has many of his portraits. His study of Mrs. William Astor is in the Metropolitan Museum.
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Archer remembered, on his last visit to Paris, seeing a portrait by the new painter, Carolus Duran, whose pictures were the sensation of the Salon, in which the lady wore one of these bold sheath-like robes with her chin nestling in fur.
It has been displayed alongside the Barber's own Manet masterpiece, Portrait of Carolus Duran of 1876, which itself has just returned to the city following an absence of more than eight months, when it enjoyed a starring role in landmark exhibitions at the Royal Academy and the National Gallery in London.
Manet's Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus will hang alongside Portrait of Carolus Duran.