Statue La Grisette, Paris

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  • For information, "Grisette" meant in the 19th century, young Parisians from the working class. The name life t of the color of their modest clothes. This statue dates from 1911. It's touching.
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  • This statue of "Grisette" is located at the end of the Jules Ferry square, opposite the Canal Saint Martin. The one we see is dressed as a saleswoman of roses, of 1830, with her dress with flywheel, shoulders uncovered, her sleeves "ballon" and her hairstyle with bun. She's holding a basket of roses in her hands. The Parisian grayette is one of the characters that the writers of the time staged, such as Honoré de Balzac, Alfred de Musset or Alexandre Dumas. They describe it as a person with light manners, but of course it was a "caricature". In fact, this character is a young woman of the working class, who was doing odd jobs to live, as a seamstress or salesgirl of the four seasons. The gown of her outfit, usually of grey color, gave him his name! This character was also immortalised by "Mimi Pinson" this stone statue, a good Bill, is the work of the sculptor Jean Descomps (1872-1948), in 1912. The model had been presented at the Salon of 1909. It is so rare that a woman who has existed and surbelieves a modest condition, is honored with a statue, so that it is noticed and praised!
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