Pauline


PaulineMy hands were shaking as I pulled out the cell phone to take a call and inadvertently took a picture of Venus Victrix — Pauline Bonaparte, Princess Borghese, reclining in the Etruscan fashion, as she did for her husband, Camillo Borghese, — hidden from all indiscreet observers in the attic of the Borghese Villa; add to this a secret mechanism that makes the marble rotate, and imagine us turning it on, today in Paris at Musée Marmottan, where they house this exhibition on the three sisters of Napoleon.

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