I almost just passed out when I saw this drawing of Marie Dorval, who just so happens to have been the mistress of Alfred de Vigny and the star of his play, Chatterton, which I’m currently translating. This picture isn’t doing her any favors, by the way…
oldbookillustrations:

Marie Dorval (a famous actress, also known for her love affair with poet Alfred deVigny). Portrait by Léon Noël, from L’Artiste, plates, vol 1-2. Paris, 1845. Via archive.org.

I almost just passed out when I saw this drawing of Marie Dorval, who just so happens to have been the mistress of Alfred de Vigny and the star of his play, Chatterton, which I’m currently translating. This picture isn’t doing her any favors, by the way…

oldbookillustrations:

Marie Dorval (a famous actress, also known for her love affair with poet Alfred deVigny).
Portrait by Léon Noël, from L’Artiste, plates, vol 1-2. Paris, 1845.
Via archive.org.