De Courrière, Berthe
|Birthname||Courrière, Caroline Louise Victoire|
|born on||1 June 1852 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )|
|Place||Lille, France, 50n38, 3e04|
|Timezone||LMT m3e04 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||11°13' 02°55 Asc. 28°37'|
French artists' model and demimondaine. She was the mistress, model, and heir of the sculptor and painter Auguste Clésinger. First she became the mistress of General Georges Boulanger and several ministers. The sculptor Auguste Clésinger, an intimate friend of George Sand, remarked on Courrière's full form and gigantic proportions, bringing her the nicknames la grande dame. She was his model for the bust of Marianne for the Sénat as well as for the colossal statue of the Republic for the 1878 Exposition Universelle. On Clésinger's death, in 1883, Berthe was his sole heiress and found herself with a large fortune.
In 1886, she met Remy de Gourmont, then making his literary debut, and commissioned from him a study on Clésinger. She became Gourmont's mistress and muse.
- lover relationship with Boulanger, Georges Ernest (born 29 April 1837)
- lover relationship with Clésigner, Auguste (born 22 October 1814)
- (has as) benefactor relationship with Clésigner, Auguste (born 22 October 1814). Notes: heiress
Archives de Lille (acte 1089)
- Vocation : Sex Business : Courtesan/ Escort
- Notable : Famous : Other Famous (muse)