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    'Madame de Florian' the hidden Boldini! Boldini painted in 1898 when Miss de Florian was 24. At auction, it sold for for €2.1 million. The rest of the interesting story: thefrenchsampler....

    • CDH

      Parisian Time Capsule ~ After suddenly fleeing to the South of France during WWII, Madame de Florian’s lavish Paris apartment was abandoned and locked up with all of her belongings in it. And there it all stayed, just how she left it, until her death in 2010. The painting is of Madame de Florian’s grandmother Marthe de Florian painted by her lover the artist Giovanni Boldini.

    • BrendaGay

      Giovanni Boldini, one of Paris’ most important painters of the Belle Époque. The painting was of his muse, Marthe de Florian, a beautiful French actress and socialite. The painting was found after 70 years along with a stack of love letters in a Paris Apartment and sold at auction for 3 million. read the rest of the story at <3<3

    • Jan Bee

      A painting of Madame de Florian, a french lady who left her Paris apartment in 1942 to flee the war to the south of France. She never returned and her apartment was recently opened and found to be perfectly preserved from the day she left it. The artist was Giovanni Boldini. A truly stunning masterpiece.

    • VJ Beauchamp

      a 19th century painting by Giovanni Boldini of Marthe de Florian, an actress with a long list of ardent admirers, including the 72nd prime minister of France, George Clemenceau, as well as Boldini. It was found in Mme. de Florian's granddaughter's Paris apartment, which she left in the 1940s and iwas left untouched until her death in 2010.

    • Anita Mitchell

      "LOST LOVE ON DISPLAY" Treasure trove: Behind the door in this Paris apartment, under a thick layer of dust, lay a treasure trove of turn-of-the-century furnishings and artifacts for 70 plus years. Beautiful objects were found inside, including this painting of the owner of the apartment, Marthe de Florian, by the great artist Giovanni Boldini.

    • Lisa Marks

      Giovanni Boldini, 1894 painting of his muse, actress Marthe de Florian at age 24. Found in the Paris apartment of de Florian's granddaughter, who abandoned her Paris apartment during WW2 and never returned...the apartment was found in 2010, completely untouched since she left in the 1940s. The painting was sold and fetched $3.4 million.

    • Norman Boyd

      Untouched Paris Apartment Discovered after 70 years. Includes Painting worth $3.4M - painted by 19th century Italian artist Giovanni Boldini. It turns out the woman in the pink muslin evening dress was his muse, an actress by the name of Marthe de Florian.

    • Goldie Kraus

      Portrait of Marthe DeFlorian

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