Profile Portrait Lily Pons (1898-1976)
Graphite on paper
Overall: 6 5/8 x 4 13/16 in. ( 16.8 x 12.2 cm )
inscription: lower left: "Lily Pons" signature and date: lower right: "Wm. H. Walker / Apr 21/31"
Signed and inscribed at lower right in graphite: "Wm. H. Walker / Apr 21/31"; signed by sitter at lower left: "Lily Pons"
Coloratura soprano Lily Pons was born Alice Joséphine Pons in Draguignan, France. She first performed with New York's Metropolitan Opera Company in 1931, singing the title role in Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor."
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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