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An intriguing story from France
Mathilde Beaugiron was born in Paris in 1864 and became a little known demi-mondaine (courtesan) who had many famous lovers during La Belle Epoque including French Prime Ministers, Presidents, bankers and artists.214 more words
I’ve got a new Paris art novel for you: A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable (St. Martin’s Press 2014).
It all began with an amazing but true story of a long-lost Boldini portrait of a woman named Marthe de Florian, pictured below. 808 more words
“Since 1942, the apartment has been sitting untouched, until recently when an auctioneer entered her apartment. What he found was a time capsule, full of treasures.” 13 more words