queerasfact: 19th-century French artist Rosa Bonheur wearing a…

queerasfact:

19th-century French artist Rosa Bonheur wearing a laurel crown made for her by her fellow artist, Anna Klumpke,1898.

Despite being very famous in America, Rosa had never received an award there. Anna, who was American, made the laurel crown for Rosa saying, “I beg you, dear great artist, to allow a child of America to render you this glorious homage.” Rosa responded “Ah! my dear Anna, how I love you!”

Three weeks later, Rosa asked Anna to spend her life with her, to which Anna said yes. The two women lived together until Rosa’s death, when Rosa was buried wearing her crown.

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