(suite) Marché d'Arras l'an mil : On y vend de la baleine . La langue du cétacé est un morceau de choix . L'huile de baleine est une source de lumière très prisée . Les côtes de baleine servent à Biarritz à clôturer les champs (...)
Inside, a painting by Giovanni Boldini was found, a portrait of the apartment’s owner herself Madame de Florian. Madame de Florian was a French socialite and actress who fled to the south of France during World War II. She kept her apartment in Paris on the Right Bank near the Opéra Garnier. Abandoned till her death in 2010. http://www.boredpanda.com/70-year-untouched-apartment-paris-marthe-de-florian/
Portrait of Hortense (or Ortensia) Mancini by Jacob Ferdinand Voet (c. 1639 – c. 1689/1700), Private Collection. She was a favourite niece of Cardinal Mazarin and a mistress of Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland.