A model and her images. Lili Grenier’s albums

From October 03rd, 2023 to May 26th, 2024
François Gauzi
Lili Grenier en kimono et à la coiffure fleurie, dans l'atelier d'Albert Grenier, vers 1888
Musée d'Orsay
Achat par préemption en vente publique, 2022
© Musée d’Orsay, dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Alexis Brandt
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In 2022, Musée d'Orsay acquired a set of photograph albums containing over a hundred images of Noémi Amélie Sans, aka Lili Grenier, a professional artist’s model and socialite muse. This acquisition is presented to the public for the first time through a selection of photos from the albums.

Musée d’Orsay has acquired over a hundred images depicting Noémi Amélie Sans, aka Lili Grenier, professional artist’s model and socialite muse: studio portraits, photos of her in costume for the parties she held with her partner Albert Grenier, snapshots of friendly gatherings in the countryside, and poses photographed in the studio of her lover, the artist Gustave de Belleroche. Thanks to these photographs, preserved in albums by their subject, Lili Grenier’s story is told in a very feminine first person singular.

  1. Monday Closed
  2. Tuesday 9.30am - 6.00pm
  3. Wednesday 9.30am - 6.00pm
  4. Thursday 9.30am - 9.45pm
  5. Friday 9.30am - 6.00pm
  6. Saturday 9.30am - 6.00pm
  7. Sunday 9.30am - 6.00pm
Musée d'Orsay
Cabinet of Photographs
Room 8c, level 0
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