Jpg: Friend of the JSS Gallery
Renata Borgatti (1894-1964) was a daughter of a famous Wagnerian tenor. She herself became a great concert pianist at a time when the field was overwhelmingly dominated by men.
1920 she was painted by the expatriate American
I'm not exactly sure how this Charcoal sketch came about but Sargent, an officer of the Legion d'Honneur and a great admirer of music, seems to be following after Brooks' portrait -- at least in part -- trying to capture that strong profile -- which in itself was tribute to Whistler's work:
By: Natasha Wallace
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