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Jeanne Donnadieu (1864-?)
Her work was accepted by the Salon between 1885 and 1897 and exhibited almost yearly. She was taught by four of the best tutors - Feyen-Perrin, Emile Bin, Henri Leopold Lévy and Edouard Krug. There is certainly a good chance that she was influenced or taught off the record by Degas as her pastel of L'Incompris shows distinct similarities.
Amazingly she lived just 4 doors away from Vincent van Gogh and Theo, at 17 Rue Laval - later named rue Victor Massé. When they moved to Rue Lepic that also was only just around the corner from her. This area was the absolute hub for the greatest artists of that time, with Le Chat Noir just opposite her and all the cafés and nightlife. She rubbed shoulders with the best. Pere Tanguy was one end of the road, Le Café Tambourin the other. You couldn't live there so many years and not meet these people.
Salon records show the following works exhibited between 1885 and 1897:
Portrait de M.B.
La Cuisson du Pain á la Barbiniere
Femme de Plancot
Portrait de Mme G.
Portrait de M. l'abbé V.H.
Portrait de Mlle Henriette Bepoix
Portrait de Henri Pradine
Information provided by M. Cruickshank