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The Rue du Calvaire in Montmartre
The Rue du Calvaire is in fact a staircase with landings and a double central railing, typical of the Montmartre district. It owes its name to the calvary built in 1805 near the Saint-Pierre church. The steep staircase leads up to the Place du Calvaire where the house at no. 1, in the Art Nouveau style, belonged to the painter Maurice Neumont and later to the painter Louis Icart. During the Roaring Twenties, Icart earned a reputation as the “painter of the Parisian woman” among Americans who greatly appreciated the Parisian feminine ideal.
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