Monday, 27 August 2018

636) Apollonie Sabatier

Apollonie Sabatier (born Aglaé Joséphine Savatier; 1822–1890). French courtesan, salon holder, artists' muse and bohémienne in 1850s Paris.
She hosted a salon in Paris on Rue Frochot, where she met nearly all of the French artists of her time. Gustave Flaubert, Théophile Gautier and some others have written articles about her and she was one of four women (Caroline, Jeanne Duval, herself and Marie Daubrun) who inspired Charles Baudelaire's famous work Les fleurs du mal. Edmond de Goncourt was the first to nickname her "La Présidente". 

- "She was young, with a fresh-faced milk-and-roses complexion and bright auburn hair falling in long ringlets to her shoulders."…

- "She was tall and well-proportioned, with exquisite hands and luxuriant copper-coloured hair which glinted when it caught the light...."…/french-courtesans-lo…

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