Profile Portrait of Madame Benda Simone (?)
Graphite on card with printed verso
Overall: 4 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. ( 12.4 x 7.3 cm )
signature and date: lower right: "Wm HWalker / 1924" inscriptions: lower right: "[illegible] / Mme. SIMONE / FRENCH ACTRESS"
Signed and inscribed at lower right in graphite: "Wm. H.Walker / 1924 / Mme. SIMONE / FRENCH ACTRESS"; signed by sitter at lower right: "Simone"
An inscription identifies the subject as a French actress. However, Madame Benda Simone (1877-1967?) was apparently an author. See "Index to Women of the World from Ancient to Modern Times: A Supplement" (Metuchen, 1988).
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.