Madame de Florian continued

Just came across this painting titled Madame de Florian by Giovanni Boldini

This was the painting found within the apartment and it is of this womans granddaughter who had left the flat uninhabited for more than half a century.

The muse was Marthe de Florian, an actress with a long list of ardent admirers, whose fervent love letters she kept wrapped neatly in ribbon and were still on the premises. Among the admirers was the 72nd prime minister of France, George Clemenceau, but also Boldini.

It was painted in 1898 when Miss de Florian was 24.

Image & text found here