Micas, Nathalie

BORN 24 Apr 1824, Paris: Ancien 12e - DIED 21 Jun 1889, Thomery, Seine-et-Marne: Château de By
BIRTH NAME Micas, Jeanne Sarah Nathalie
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 74, chemin Serré, ligne 02)

Nathalie Micas was the daughter of the typographer Louis Frédéric Micas. Her mother was Henriette Briolles. In 1836 she first met the painter Rosa onheur when she was twelve years old. Rosa was twpo years older. They both became painters and they became companions as well. Like Rosa she obtained a cross-dressing permission that allowed her to wear pants.

Between 1852 and 1865 she exhibited at the Salon in Paris. In 1860 she moved to Thomery with her mother and with Rosa. They settled at the Château de By. There she worked on a new braking system for trains that she could test by the construction of a railway in the park of the Château de By. This resulted in a patent in 1862. She died at the Château de By in 1889.

Related persons
• lived with Bonheur, Rosa


The grave of Rosa Bonheur and Anna Klumpke at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2001)


Nathalie Micas - Wikipédia

Michael, Max

Published: 05 Dec 2023
Last update: 05 Dec 2023