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I am Madame X

Postby Ghostlady » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:05 pm

This was an awesome book if you like historical fiction.

Virginie Gautreau had her portrait painted by John Singer Sargent in a dress that was considered provocative and shameful. It ruined John Singer Sargent's career in France and he had to move on to England. Virginie felt the scorn for the rest of her life.

It takes place before and after the Civil War in France and Louisiana on Parlange Plantation
( http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/louisiana/par.htm )
which is still in the same family and is still a viable plantation,

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/113 ... earch=true

The painting can be viewed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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Postby draclvr » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:58 pm

That does sound like a great read. Interesting how your new avatar with Mona and Froderick shows Mona in a very similar dress!
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Re: I am Madame X

Postby Ghostlady » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:32 pm

You noticed...
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Postby draclvr » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:42 pm

Why, yes I did, my dear! Especially in the full view version, the similarity is striking!
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Postby Rosaboobie » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:08 am

Sounds like a great and interesting read - I must look out for this book - I just love historical fiction - can't get enough of it.
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