He understood her soul, though afterward cooled when he discovered the reality of the bashkirtseff legend.
But the bashkirtseff, with her voluptuous body and her attractive personality, is after all a bit ordinary.
The egregious Miss bashkirtseff did not greatly fascinate Esther.
At one time Mlle. bashkirtseff had suffered with her eyes, and, getting better of that, she had an attack of deafness.
It is probable that the "Meeting" received no medal because it was suspected that Mlle. bashkirtseff had been aided in her work.
A friendship had grown up between the families bashkirtseff and Bastien-Lepage.