Rolla, 1878, oil on canvas, by Henri Gervex, 1852-1929, from the collection of the Musee des Beaux Arts, Bordeaux, France. The painting is based on a poem by Alfred de Musset, and was rejected by the Salon for immorality, as the woman in the painting is a prostitute. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Rolla, 1878, oil on canvas, by Henri Gervex, 1852-1929, from the collection of the Musee des Beaux Arts, Bordeaux, France. The painting is based on a poem by Alfred de Musset, and was rejected by the Salon for immorality, as the woman in the painting is a prostitute. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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