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She painted Jane Berbié

Maternal grandmother Hélène was often enlisted to do the portraits of performers over her long career. Here’s one she did of the French mezzo, Jane Berbié. I love how my grandmother captures the spirit of a person in that single look. From this portrait, doesn’t Berbié seem like a fun person to sit with at a dinner party?

portrait, Jane Berbie (opera star)

Related to my earlier post about La Perichole you can see Berbié singing a piece from that show:

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