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Méry Laurent: “The tall fair woman like a tea-rose”

Comments   0   Date Arrow  November 20, 2023 at 6:23am   User  by Mark Willis

Stéphane Mallarmé with Méry Laurant. [Source: Wikimedia Commons]
George Moore remembers Méry and Manet in Memoirs of My Dead Life:
Were she not dead I might stop at her little
house in the fortifications among the lilac trees. There is her
portrait by Manet on the wall, the very toque she used to wear. How
wonderful the touch is; the […]

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Méry Laurant: The American Dentist’s Mistress

Comments   0   Date Arrow  November 19, 2023 at 6:43am   User  by Mark Willis

Méry Laurant. [Source: Wikimedia Commons]
THe Irish writer George Moore considered Méry Laurent “the epitome of the witty, charming woman of fashion, an embodiment of the spirit of liberation from hypocrisy.” He asked her once why she did not leave her benefactor, Dr. Thomas Evans, for Manet. Evans was a rich American expatriate who secured his […]

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Méry Laurent: Manet’s and Proust’s Model

Comments   0   Date Arrow  November 18, 2023 at 6:00am   User  by Mark Willis

Édouard Manet. Woman in a Bathtub. 1878-79.pastel on paper 55×45cm. Musee d’Orsay, Paris.
Méry Laurent was the model for Odette, the actress who married Swann in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. She also was Manet’s lover and muse for a time, when she modeled for this pastel.
Jeffrey Meyers writes in Impressionist Quartet (p. […]

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