"such attitudes, my dear, like Madame Récamier"

Juliette Récamier (1777-1849) was a renowned French society hostess whose salons attracted important literary and political figures of the period.

The attitudes referred to by Anthony Blanche are an allusion to the fact that she sat for several well known artists and sculptors, including Jacques-Louis David, François Gérard and Antonio Canova.


Madame Récamier by David
Public DomainMadame Récamier by David - Credit: Jacques-Louis David