December 1, 2013

La Favorite

It’s just a label from a box of candles, I know.  But for me it turned into an artifact of Victorine Meurent’s life. I imagined it in her room, at her bedside.  It was another detail that brought me into her days and nights.

Victorine was Manet’s favorite, his “modèle de predilection.”  And she was brilliant in her light.


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About Maureen Gibbon

Writer. Author of the novels Swimming Sweet Arrow, Thief, Paris Red.

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