La Belle Angele – hated Gauguin portrait

La Belle Angele
La Belle Angele

I love the story behind this painting.  Paul Gauguin was staying at Pont-Aven, in Brittany, in the summer of 1889 and painted there his famous portrait of “La Belle Angele.” La Belle Angele, wife of Satre, Mayor of Pont-Aven, never saw her portrait until it was finished, when she remarked to the dismay of the artist:

“How terrible!”

She refused it as a gift.  Degas bought it, and after his death, it was sold for tens of thousands of francs, somewhat to the belated dismay of Madame Satre.

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