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Marie-Elizabeth Boulanger-Cavé (1809–after 1875)

Marie-Elizabeth was a painter, a student of Camille Roqueplan, and was married to the painter Clément Boulanger.

She met Delacroix during the famous masked ball at the 1833 Carnaval organized by Alexandre Dumas. A love affair blossomed between the two painters, although after an escapade in Flanders in September 1839, their relationship transformed into a deep friendship, tinged with nostalgia.

In 1843 she was remarried to François Cavé, then head of the Beaux-Arts at the Interior Ministry. In 1860 she published an essay on drawing, which was reprinted in 1862, with a preface by Delacroix.

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