La Belle Alphonsine

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“La Belle Alphonsine” is something of a puzzle. Alphonsine Fournaise, one of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's favorite models who is portrayed in Luncheon of the Boating Party, is often referred to as La Belle Alphonsine. Is this comic drawing a reference to her, or something and someone else entirely?

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