Friday, October 25, 2002

A retrospective of the obscure nineteenth-century French artist Théodore Chassériau has just opened at the Met. The Caribbean connection: Chassériau was born in 1819 in the town of Samaná, in what is today the Dominican Republic, of a French father & a French Creole mother. His portraits are his best work: look closely at The Reverend Father Dominique Lacordaire.

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