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Painting by Horace Vernet 1830 of Olympe Pélisser

Olympe Pélissier, Horace Vernet 1830. Olympe Pélissier was considered by Balzac to be “the most beautiful courtesan in Paris.” She climbed social ranks and during the Resotration, her salon enjoyed a certain renown with figures from high society and politics, artists and writers. Petit Palais Paris Romantique 1815-1848