Boyer, Isabelle Eugénie

MODEL (FRANCE)
BORN 17 Dec 1841, Paris - DIED 12 May 1904, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Passy Cimetière, 2 Rue du Commandant Schloesing (division 01)

Isabelle Boyer was the daughter of the confectioner Louis Noel Boyer and his English wife Pamilla. She married Isaac Singer in 1863, but his former common-law wife Mary Ann Sponsler had him arrested for bigamy. He moved to Paignton, Devon with Isabelle and they had six children. One of them was Winnaretta Singer.

After Singer died in 1875 she inherited his fortune of $14,000,000. She married the Dutch musician Victor Reubsaet and settled in Paris. She was still beautiful when she met F.A. Bartholdi and he probably used her as the model for his Statue of Liberty. Reubsaet died in 1887 and in 1891 she married her third husband Paul Sohège. She died in Paris in 1904.

Related persons
• met Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste

Sources
https://www.landrucimetieres.fr/spip/spip.php?article2829
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_Eug%C3%A9nie_Boyer

Images

The grave of Isabelle Boyer at Passy Cemetery, Paris.
Picture by Androom (06 Nov 2016)

 


Bracht, Eugen

Published: 10 Mar 2017
Last update: 19 Mar 2017