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Emma Calvé (1858-1942)

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Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 6 3/8 x 3 3/4 in. ( 16.2 x 9.5 cm )
signed and dated: at lower left:"Behenna/1900"
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The subject of this portrait was a famous soprano, born Emma de Roquer in Decazeville, France. She was first soprano at the Opéra-Comique in Paris from 1884 to 1887 and made her American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House on November 29, 1893. In this portrait she appears as Carmen, one of her most celebrated roles.
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Gift of Beatrice Filmer Tucker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group