Saturday, February 1, 2014

La Grisette de 1830

La Grisette de 1830 by Jean-Bernard Descomps, square Jules-Ferry, Paris
“La Grisette de 1830” by Jean-Bernard Descomps, 1909
Square Jules-Ferry, 11e arrondissement
Paris, July 2012

“Two female myths grew out of this period – the Grisette and the Lorette. The Grisette here in statue form, (made by the sculptor Jean Descomps in 1909) is simply a representation of a certain kind of female city inhabitant, typically a young factory worker or itinerant street vendor. The chosen position here was not an accidental one as many such girls would have lived in this area, selling food or flowers in the surrounding streets or working in one the factories along the canal.”
(Grisettes et Lorettes, Invisible Paris)

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

Paris' Eliza Doolittle...