Sunday, January 24, 2010

Edward Burne-Jones - Baronne Deslandes


1895-6
A friend of Oscar Wilde and mistress of Maurice Barres - said to receive her admirers on a bed of Lilies. A noted author of her time and a leading Aesthete.

3 comments:

Lucy Corrander said...

She served me yesterday in a shop. I tried to be mildly friendly when I handed her the money but she stared back with her mouth in plaster to prevent a smile.

Lucy

Hermes said...

She does look like she is chewing a lemon. I'm sure we both know plenty of people like that.

ALeks said...

No,no,she is definitely in great pain,no lemon its cinnamon mixed with melancholy!Oh,all right,slice of sage too! :O)