Portrait of John Singer Sargent (ca. 1890) by Giovanni Boldini
Verdi – Giovanni Boldini – 1886
John Singer Sargent (Standing) – Giovanni Boldini – 1890
Countess Zichy - Giovanni Boldini – 1905
Gionvanni Boldini – The Black Sash – 1905
Giovanni Boldini (1842 – 1931)
Portrait of Lina Cavalieri, oil on canvas.
The Italian operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri was known for her great beauty. Blessed with a good singing voice, a young Cavalieri made her way to Paris, France, where her stunning good looks opened doors and she obtained work as a singer at one of the city’s café-concerts. During her career she sang with the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the Sarah Bernhardt Theatre in Paris, the Metropolitan Opera, the Oscar Hammerstein’s Manhattan Opera Company; she was a much-loved star in pre-Revolutionary St. Petersburg, Russia.
Her portrait by the Italian artist Giovanni Boldini was acquired by Maurice Rothschild.
Le Comte Robert de Montesquiou
Giovanni Boldini 1897