Thursday, March 26, 2020

A Legendary Courtesan

From Architectural Digest:
“She was a very naughty girl,” Manhattan gallerist Adam Williams says of the presumed subject of Étienne Aubrey’s 1779 painting La Turque, which is being offered at $485,335. Dressed in fashionable Ottoman-style garb and suggestively reclining on cushions, the beautiful young woman is believed to be Rosalie Duthé (1748–1830), a legendary courtesan who counted Louis XVI’s brother the Comte d’Artois among her monied lovers. (Read more.)

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