Swann's Way - Odette -
- Odette? page 231:
"…she struck Swann by her resemblance to the figure of Zipporah, Jethro's daughter, in a fresco in the Sistine Chapel."
Source note #25 - "The figure of Zipporah appears in the Sistine Chapel in a series of frescoes by Bottecelli depicting the life of Moses, her husband."
[Lydia Davis translation - Penguin]
This shows which figure is Zipporah:
(but not color)
Here's a close-up in color:
Interesting to see what Proust had Swann think of as Odette's likeness. Rather prettier than I expected from the narrative, but then, Swann is in loooove. (heh)
thoroughly enjoying SW