Henriette Hauser  

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In 1877, French artist Édouard Manet exhibited "Nana", a life-size portrayal of a courtesan in undergarments, standing before her fully clothed gentleman caller. The model for it was the popular courtesan Henriette Hauser.
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In 1877, French artist Édouard Manet exhibited "Nana", a life-size portrayal of a courtesan in undergarments, standing before her fully clothed gentleman caller. The model for it was the popular courtesan Henriette Hauser.

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Manet asked Henriette Hauser, a well-known grande cocotte, to pose for him. Henriette Hauser was kept by the Prince of Orange, and so was nicknamed ‘Citron’. Nana was a Parisian courtesan, and the novel by Zola is about her life.



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