It was pure joy reviving a bit of her soul on her birthday — In 1804, July 1st, George Sand was born.

Aurore Dupin, Baroness Dudevant, known as the novelist George Sand, listens to Franz Liszt, while smoking a cigar — as depicted on a drawing by her son, Maurice (1823–89), around 1837. (caption: ‘Maman bien étonnée d’entendre Liszt’ / Mummy very surprised to hear Liszt)