Happy Birthday, Marcello

Adèle d’Affry (July 6, 1836 – July 14, 1879) was known simply as “Marcello,” a masculine pseudonym for a remarkable draftswoman, sculptor and painter.

“It is bizarre, energetic, and not at all systematic, so I am going to have everyone against me who follows the regiment, which is a lot of people in France.” – Marcello in a letter to her friend, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, on the subject of her Pythia.

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