Karsten, Sophie Hedvig

BALLERINA, PAINTER (SWEDEN)
BORN 3 Sep 1783 - DIED 25 Feb 1862, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 22)

Sophie Karsten was the daughter of opera singer Christoffer Christian Karten and of the Polish actress and opera singer Sophie Stebnowska. Her sister was the painter Elisabeth Charlotta Karsten.

She was engaged as a dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm. In 1803 she married Filipp Taglioni. Their children Marie and Paul both became famous dancers.

In 1805 she became premier dancer in Stockholm. She was also active as a painter and exhibited at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts between 1802 and 1804.

Family
• Daughter: Taglioni, Marie

Sources
Sophie Karsten - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Marie Taglioni's mother Sophie Taglioni- Karsten at Montmarte Cimetière, Paris. Marie's name is mentioned on the tomb but she rests at Père Lachaise.
Picture by Androom (19 May 2005)

 

The grave of Marie Taglioni's mother Sophie Taglioni- Karsten at Montmarte Cimetière, Paris. Marie's name is mentioned on the tomb but she rests at Père Lachaise.
Picture by Androom (19 May 2005)

 


Kartousch, Louise

Published: 7 Jun 2015
Last update: 24 Oct 2015