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Laurier, Clément
French, 1831 - 1878
Laurier was a wealthy lawyer and man of politics. A member of the Paris bar, Laurier was secretary to lawyer and statesman Adolphe Crémieux. After the revolution of 1870 he held the post of under-secretary for the Interior in the Government of National Defense. Laurier entertained poets and artists, including Gustave Courbet, at his country estate, the home of his in-laws, the château de l'Epineau near Le Blanc in the Department de l'Indre. Laurier had married the daughter of Charles Maquet, Procureur Imperial at Le Blanc. [Compiled from sources and references recorded on CMS]
Larousse, Pierre. Grand dictionnaire universel du XIX siècle. 17 vols. Paris, 1865-1890: 10: 258
Gustave Courbet: 1819-1877. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1978: 123-124
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