Marguerite Jeanne Carpentier spent her entire life in Paris. She elaborated her work there, she sold her paintings there, and she is still captive there today.
Consequently, her studio was always set in Paris :
- passage Dantzig
- boulevard Gouvion
- rue de la Source (Auteuil)
- and the last one, at the corner of avenue de Villiers and rue Descombes.
… Been into Notre Dame. Never before has this great gothic vessel appeared to me in such total beauty as tonight. I understand last century poets in raptures with these columns, these trunks gathered in so slender, so prodigiously aerial bundles. The large violet rose-window pours out its light. The whole inner stone wall has a warm mighty gray colour of a matchless beauty, upheld by the dark accents of the vaults and stricken from place to place by golden sun beams powerfully toned. Green and mauve stained-glass windows pierce through the walls.Diary - November 1930
... Yesterday morning, magic spectacle. The Hôtel Lambert had a light gray-brown tint, with splashes of gold and cream, all this in warm tones in a gray-blue harmony ; the golden-white houses, the pink flying-buttresses of Notre-Dame in the mystery of a thick and bluish sky - the river like melted lead…Diary - January 31, 1947