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By Lipton, Eunice; Manet, Édouard; Meurent, Victorine; Lipton, Eunice; Meurent, Victorine; Manet, Édouard

ISBN-10: 0801468256

ISBN-13: 9780801468254

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Eunice Lipton was once a fledging artwork historian while she first grew to become intrigued by means of Victorine Meurent, the nineteenth-century version who seemed in Edouard Manet's most famed work, purely to fade from background in a haze of degrading rumour. yet had this daring and lively good looks particularly descended into prostitution, drunkenness, and early death-or did her existence, hidden from background, take a unique direction altogether? Eunice Lipton's look for the reply combines the suspense of a detective tale with the revelatory energy of paintings, peeling off layers of lies to bare startling truths approximately Victorine Meurent-and approximately Lipton herself

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I found a sweet apartment on Barrow Street in Greenwich Village. It was an early-nineteenth-century building, a charming, dilapidated three-storey affair with a garden at its center and ten tiny apartments surrounding it. I had one medium-sized room with a precipitously slanting floor, three windows facing the garden, a fireplace and a tiny bathroom with a half-sized tub, a mini refrigerator on top of which was a twoburner electric hotplate. For some reason I never discovered, the apartment came replete with a large bottle of Chivas Regal and the most beautiful green velvet dressing gown I'd ever seen.

To earn it you had to be fast on your feet. A rule was, if there was any possibility of making a mistake, you didn't try something, you kept your mouth shut, because the worst thing that could happen was that you'd be laughed at. I became an expert at sniffing out potential humiliation . I stopped playing the piano for my father after the first time I scrambled a few notes and heard him moving restlessly in his chair. Words were an easier place to negotiate. Words were flexible. You could put them together one way, rearrange them another.

I am far up above a marble staircase past a balcony in a large room with long tables. I am alone. My table is full of big open art books, but there is no crowding. Then I am called below; there's a message for me. Lightheartedly, full of such 45 ALIAS OLYMPIA deep contentment, I start to descend. But no sooner am lout on the balcony and heading down the steps than I notice a fair-skinned, dark-haired, very dark-browed woman in a Kelly green suit. The lines of her brows go straight across her face.

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