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Constance QUENIAUX

French Constance QUENIAUX

born Constance Adolphine QUENIAUX

French dancer at the Paris Opera Ballet and the likely model for Gustave Courbet's painting L'Origine du monde

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Born: on July 09, 1832 in [Rue d'Orléans] - Saint-Quentin, 02691, Aisne, Hauts-de-France, France, France
Died: on April 07, 1908 in [20, rue Royale] - Paris VIIIe, 75008, Paris, Île-de-France, France, France


Biography

Constance Quéniaux was born to Marie Catherine Quéniaux in Saint-Quentin on 9 July 1832. Her mother was unmarried and she grew up in poverty. She joined the ballet corps of the Paris Opera in 1847, performing minor roles in its repertoire. She rose to secondary soloist position along with Claudina Couqui, receiving acclaim.

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