Olga's Gallery

Paul Gauguin

La Belle Angèle (Portrait of Madame Satre).

1889. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Read Note.

Paul Gauguin. La Belle Angèle (Portrait of Madame Satre).

Angelle Satre, wife of Frederic Satre, owners of a small café in Pont-Aven. They gave Gauguin credit and he, in gratitude, painted Angelle’s portrait. Angelle was thought the most attractive woman in Pont-Aven and hoped her beauty would be preserved forever. But the couple was so aghast and disappointed with the work that they refused to accept the portrait