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A Brief Survey Of The Most Glorious Redheads In Art History

Paul Cesar Helleu, Portrait of Alice Guerin, 1900 - A Brief Survey Of The Most Glorious Redheads In Art History

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Gustave Courbet met Jo Hiffernan, the woman in this painting, shortly before making this portrait. She was a studio model and mistress of the American painter James McNeill Whistler. Fascinated by redheads, Courbet emphasized Jo’s famous copper curls in his signature Realist style. Gustave Courbet French, 1819–1877 'Jo, the Beautiful Irish Woman', 1866 Oil on canvas.

Portrait of The Jersey Lily. Born on the Isle of Jersey, Lillie Langtry (1853-1929), Artist Muse, Courtesan (Prince of Wales among others) and Actress by Herbert Gustave Schmaltz