Louise Catherine Breslau was a star student at the Académie Julian at the time during which Where the Light Falls is set. She does not play a role in the novel, but it was like coming across an old friend to find this image of milliners at work in the catalogue for Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade. I love the brightness of the color and the straightforward, undemonstrative representation of two women hard at work. Bloggers occasionally offer eye candy. Click on the image to see a bright enlargement and enjoy!