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This saucy little minx was not, as you may think, a vampire queen. Actually, she was a Parisian socialite named Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau. Virginie was famous for being two things; incredibly beautiful and incredibly slutty. Though she was married to a prominent banker ,she had a string of infidelities that carried her well into the 20th century.When the portrait first exhibited, it caused a major scandal amongst the Parisian elite for being too sexy. All the society ladies were all like “Mon dieu, quel mauvais gout! Sacre Bleu, quelle horreur!”
This caused a further uproar amongst Parisian men, who thought the painting was quite charmante actually.
Madame X, John Singer Sargent, 1884


This saucy little minx was not, as you may think, a vampire queen. Actually, she was a Parisian socialite named Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau. Virginie was famous for being two things; incredibly beautiful and incredibly slutty. Though she was married to a prominent banker ,she had a string of infidelities that carried her well into the 20th century.

When the portrait first exhibited, it caused a major scandal amongst the Parisian elite for being too sexy. All the society ladies were all like “Mon dieu, quel mauvais gout! Sacre Bleu, quelle horreur!”


This caused a further uproar amongst Parisian men, who thought the painting was quite charmante actually.

Madame X, John Singer Sargent, 1884

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    this is in fact all my favorite things. ty vicky
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    Love me some Sargent. MFA FOREVER!
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    Saucy little minx ;}
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