more portraits of Lina Cavalieri

As I mentioned Lina Cavalieri in my previous posts, I should add more portraits of her including a painting found in St Petersburg.

Vittorio Corcos Lina Cavalieri 1903

Vittorio Corcos. Lina Cavalieri (1903)

Lina Cavalieri unknown portrait found in St Petersburg

Lina Cavalieri (unknown portrait found in St Petersburg)

Pietro Scoppetta Ritratto di Lina Cavalieri

Pietro Scoppetta. Ritratto di Lina Cavalieri (Portrait of Lina Cavalieri)

Photoplay March1919 Lina cover from a pastel portrait by W.Haskell Coffin

Lina Cavalieri (Photoplay March 1919 issue). Cover from a pastel portrait by W.Haskell Coffin.

And a bonus: an article from Photoplay, about Lina and her husband Lucien Muratore. (Files found on

Photoplay Lina1 Photoplay Lina2

Photoplay Lina3 Photoplay Lina4


Lina Cavalieri by Argnani and Corbella

More portraits of Lina Cavalieri by Antonio Argnani and Tito Corbella.

Antonio Argnani Woman in pearls(Lina Cavalieri)

Antonio Argnani. Woman in pearls (Lina Cavalieri).

Argnani Lina Cavalieri portrait1 Argnani Lina Cavalieri Vogue1929

Antonio Argnani. Two portraits of Lina Cavalieri. (The right one published in French Vogue, 1929; picture found on Gallica site).

These portraits were used in various ads with Lina between two World Wars:

Lina1 Argnani

Tito Corbella Cavalieri3 Tito Corbella Cavalieri2

Tito Corbella. Lina Cavalieri (movie poster) and a detail.

Lina Cavalieri Corbella

Tito Corbella. Lina Cavalieri (picture from a postcard).

And a bonus:

Argnani Gaby Deslys

Antonio Argnani. Gaby Deslys.

More pictures by Argnani here.

Jeanne Paquin in paintings

I won’t copy here a wikipedia article about Jeanne Paquin. She was famous, and her fashion house was very popular during la Belle Epoque. If you take a look at Les Modes magazine on Gallica site, you’ll find her models in almost every issue.

This is a nice portrait of Jeanne Paquin with a little dog, which participated in Paris Salon:

Princess Eristoff (Kazak) Portrait of Jeanne Paquin (Salon 1904, Les Modes 33 cover)

Princess Eristoff (Kazak). Portrait of Jeanne Paquin.

Some more paintings showing various aspects of Paquin fashion house :


Henri Gervex. Cinq heures chez Paquin (5 P.M. at Paquin)

Jean Beraud - Sortie des ouvrieres de la maison Paquin rue de la Paix

Jean Beraud. Rue de la Paix ( Sortie des ouvrieres de la maison Paquin rue de la Paix).







Lantelme wearing various dresses by Paquin:

Lantelme-lesmodes-mai1902-int lantelme-dec1910-lesmodes

Les Modes1911-03 Lantelme color lantelme-marchand-ci1-11-1910

marchand-theatre286-15nov1910-intLantelme La Gamine 2 parts com y com 5-1911

Le Theatre 296 15 avril 1911-vkl-lant lantelme-lagamine-ci01-04-1911int

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Actress Geneviève Lantelme in Paquin’s creations (1902-1911).

Paquin ad-LesModes1901

An ad showing Paquin fashion house (Les Modes, 1901).

Jeanne Paquin 1915

Jeanne Paquin in 1915.


There are many paintings by Giovanni Boldini online. I’d like to show here some that aren’t very current.

Giovanni Boldini Portrait of Cleo de Merode pastel

Giovanni Boldini. Portrait of Cleo de Merode (pastel).

There’s also another portrait of Cleo by Boldini, much more popular.

Giovanni Boldini Portrait of mme Marthe Letellier

Giovanni Boldini. Portrait of madame Marthe Letellier.

(Madame Letellier was one of favourite models of French painter Helleu who did many pictures of her.)

Giovanni Boldini After the ball

Giovanni Boldini. After the ball.

Giovanni Boldini Elgante au chien

Giovanni Boldini. Elegante au chien (Lady with a dog, 1907).

This lady looks like Lantelme, and the dog looks like one of Lantelme’s dogs, so maybe it’s her 🙂 what do you think?

Giovanni boldini Il capellino azzuro

Giovanni Boldini. Il cappellino azzuro (The blue hat).

Among Boldini’s works I like the most this one:

Boldini Spanish dancer

Giovanni Boldini. Spanish Dancers at the Moulin Rouge.

portraits of Belle Epoque stars (part 2)

When I started to write about Belle Epoque beauties portraits, I didn’t think I could find so many pictures. Unfortunately a lot of paintings (including very good ones)  desappeared, and now we have only b/w photos from magazines and postcards. Few painters – and even Paris Salon stars – are now completely forgotten, and even wiki can’t tell a word about them…

Anaway, here are portraits of actresses and singers, mostly French ones. (Lina Cavalieri was Italian but had a worldwide fame.)

Lina Cavalieri

Boldini - Il cappellino nuovo - Lina Cavalieri

Giovanni Boldini. Il cappellino nuovo (Ritratto di Lina Cavalieri) / New hat (Portrait of Lina Cavalieri)

Boldini Lina Cavalieri3 Giovanni Boldini: Testa di giovane su fondo rosa

Giovanni Boldini. 2 portraits of Lina Cavalieri.

de la Gandara Lina Cavalieri lesarts1912

Antonio de la Gandara. Portrait of Lina Cavalieri (photo from Les Arts magazine, 1912).

Gaby Deslys

Gaby portrait pc

W. Malherbe (William Malherbe ?) Portrait of Gaby Deslys

Etienne Drian Gaby Deslys1 Etienne Drian Gaby Deslys2

Etienne Drian. 2 pictures of Gaby Deslys.

Erte Gaby Deslys NPG D3613; Gaby Deslys as The Charm of Paris in 'New Aladdin' by Cecil Beaton

Gaby Deslys by: Erte (left) and Cecil Beaton (right).

Jane Renouardt

Boldini - L'attrice Jeanne Renouardt

Giovanni Boldini. Portrait of Jane Renouardt.


Edouard Vuillard. Portrait of Jane Renouardt, first version

Vuillard Jane Renouardt

Edouard Vuillard. Portrait of Jane Renouardt (b/w postcard)


Edouard Vuillard. 2 pictures of Jane Renouardt


Gustave Brisgand. Jane Renouardt.

Gandara Renouardt

Antonio de la Gandara. Portrait of Jane Renouardt.

Gilda Darthy

Gilda Darthy (oil on canvas)

Jacques Emile Blanche. Portrait of Gilda Darthy.

Geneviève Vix

Vix cover

Jean Coraboeuf. Portrait of Geneviève Vix (from Le Theatre cover).

van dongen mlle genevieve vix dans le role de salome

Kees van Dongen. Mlle Geneviève Vix dans le role de Salomé

Genevieve Vix (1926) by P Godard

P. Godard. Geneviève Vix (1926)

Berthe Cerny

Cayron, Jules. Berthe Cerny XIR234189 Cayron Berthe Cerny salon 1907

Jules Cayron. 3 pictures of Berthe Cerny

Yvonne de Bray

Yvonne de Bray Boldini Helleu-Yvonne de Bray

Yvonne de Bray by Boldini (left) and Helleu (right)

Madeleine Dolley


Helleu. Madeleine Dolley

Gandara Madeleine Dolley

Antonio de la Gandara. Madeleine Dolley.

And some more pictures:


Helleu. Mademoiselle Harlay

Helleu Marcelle Lender

Helleu. Marcelle Lender

Argnani Madeleine Carlier

Argnani. Madeleine Carlier


(Robert ?) Sauber. Portrait of Gabrielle Dorziat (photo from Femina cover, 1914).

Farre Regina Badet lesarts 1910

H. Farré. Régina Badet (photo from Les Arts magazine, 1910).

Caro-Delvaille Vallandri lesarts1910

Caro-Delvaille. Portrait of Vallandri (photo from Les Arts magazine, 1910).

Humbert Marthe Regnier lesarts1909

F. Humbert. Marthe Regnier (photo from Les Arts magazine, 1909)

Guirand de Scevola Aida Boni les arts1913

Guirand de Scevola. Aida Boni (photo from Les Arts magazine, 1913)

Pictures found via google, also on, Gallica, delcampe and flickr sites.

updates again

Post about portraits updated again, I’ve added portraits of Polaire by Picasso, Daynes-Grassot, Toulouse-Lautrec, de la Gandara. Also some other pictures are added or reloaded.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Madame Polaire de la Gandara Polaire bw Salon 1905 Picasso Polaire

Polaire by: Toulouse-Lautrec, Antonio de la Gandara and Pablo Picasso.

But I liked the most this almost unknown painting created by Suzanne Daynes-Grassot:

Suzanne Daynes-Grassot Polaire dans Maison de danses

Suzanne Daynes-Grassot. Polaire dans Maison de danses.

Unfortunately I couldn’t find a better photo of this charming portrait.

portraits of Belle Epoque actresses

This post is about actresses, and also it’s about portraits 🙂 The portrait of Lantelme by Giovanni Boldini is very famous, and in my blog you could also see pictures of Lantelme by Jules Grün and Pierre Laprade. Now just for comparison I’d like to show portraits of other famous women of this era, including Lina Cavalieri and Cléo de Merode.

Lina Cavalieri

Lina Cavalieri by Cesare Tallone

Cesare Tallone. Portrait of Lina Cavalieri.

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Giovanni Boldini. 2 portraits of Lina Cavalieri.

Cléo de Merode


Giovanni Boldini. Portrait of Cléo de Merode

Clairin Cleo de Merode

Georges Clairin. Cléo de Merode

Cleo by Kaulbach3 Friedrich August  Ritter von Kaulbach Portrait of Cleo de Merode. 1904

Kaulbach. 2 portraits of Cleo de Mérode.


Toulouse-Lautrec. Cléo de Merode.

Carlos Vasquez y Obeda (1869-1944) Cleo De Merode au Salon

Carlos Vasquez y Obeda. Cléo De Merode au Salon.

Otero (Carolina Otero, La Belle Otero)

Levy-Dhurmer La Bella Otero

Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer. La Bella Otero

Marius Antoine Barret, La Belle Otero in Carmen, 1898

Marius Antoine Barret. La Belle Otero in Carmen (1898)

Mikhail Vrubel Portrait of Otero big

Mikhail Vrubel. Portrait of Otero (?)

Vinogradov Sergey Spanish Dancer Otero 1903 (Museum of Petrozavodsk Russia)2

Sergey Vinogradov. Spanish Dancer Otero (or Spanish Dancer, 1903)

William Dannat Otero (Salon 1896)

William Dannat. Otero (Salon 1896, b/w photo from catalogue)

Sarah Bernhardt

Clairin Portrait Sarah Bernhardt Clairin Sarah_Bernhardt2

Georges Clairin. 2 portraits of Sarah Bernhardt.

Clairin Sarah Bernhardt caricature

Georges Clairin. Sarah Bernhardt (caricature).

Alfred Stevens Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt 1885

Alfred Stevens. Sarah Bernhardt.

Boldini SB

Giovanni Boldini. Sarah Bernhardt (?)


madame Rejane  Boldini Portrait of madame Gabrielle Rejane

Giovanni Boldini. 2 portraits of Gabrielle Réjane

Gabrielle Réjane as a young actress, by Théobald Chartran

Theobald Chartran. Gabrielle Réjane as a young actress.

Madeleine Lemaire - Réjane (1883)

Madeleine Lemaire. Réjane

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Ramon Casas. Portrait of Réjane

Rejane par BesnardBesnard Rejane2

Albert Besnard. 2 pictures of Réjane (1898).

Beardsley Madame Rejane Beardsley Rejane2

Beardsley Rejane3 Beardsley Rejane4

Aubrey Beardsley. 4 pictures of Réjane

Marthe Regnier


Giovanni Boldini. Marthe Regnier

Ruska Marinova Portrait of Marthe Regnier

Ruska Marinova. Portrait of Marthe Regnier

Eve Lavallière

Lavalliere by Domergue

Domergue. Portrait of Eve Lavallière

Eve Lavalliere by Helleu from Angelica Fuselli book2 Helleu Lavalliere CI

Paul-César Helleu. Eve Lavallière (2 pictures)

Arlette Dorgère

Jules Cheret Arlette Dorgere Mme S.Aufray-Genestoux. Portrait de Mile Arlette Dorgere. Salon de Paris Montchenu Lavirotte Portrait Arlette Dorgere Guirand de Scevola Arlette Dorgere Salon 1907

Pictures of Arlette Dorgère by: Jules Cheret, S.Aufray-Genestoux, Montchenu Lavirotte and Guirand de Scevola.

Cécile Sorel

Flameng Sorel cover les modes 1905 Flameng Sorel les modes 1903 Flameng Sorel 1903

François Flameng. Cécile Sorel (reproductions of 3 portraits in various magazines)

Domergue Portrait de Cecile Sorel 1922

Domergue. Cécile Sorel (1922).

Madeleine Carlier

Lucien Levy-Dhurmer - Portrait Carlier

Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer. Portrait of mademoiselle Carlier.

Paul Iribe Mademoiselle Madeleine Carlier

Paul Iribe. Madeleine Carlier.

Helleu Madeleine Carlier debout avec un manchon-vers 1900

Paul-César Helleu. Madeleine Carlier debout avec un manchon.


Jean Sala Polaire2

Jean Sala. Polaire

Suzanne Daynes-Grassot Polaire dans Maison de danses

Suzanne Daynes-Grassot. Polaire dans Maison de danses (b/w photo on a postcard)

Suzanne Daynes-Grassot Polaire

Suzanne Daynes-Grassot. Polaire.

Picasso Polaire

Pablo Picasso. Polaire

de la Gandara Polaire bw Salon 1905

Antonio de la Gandara. Polaire (Salon 1905, b/w photo from catalogue); portrait in colours is on de la Gandara site

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Madame Polaire

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Madame Polaire

And some more portraits:

Simone portrait2

Caro-Delvaille. Madame Simone.

Alfred Roll Portrait of Jane Hading
Alfred Roll. Portrait of Jane Hading.

Marlef Portrait de madame Jane Hading Salon 1901

Marlef. Portrait de madame Jane Hading (Salon 1901)

Boldini Portrait presume de Madame Lucie Gerard 

Giovanni Boldini. Portrait of Lucy Gerard (?)

Boutet de Monvel Rita del Erido

Boutet de Monvel. Rita del Erido.

Gandara Nelly Cormon Gandara Renee Desprez 

Antinio de la Gandara. Portraits of Nelly Cormon and Renée Desprez (photos from Les Modes, 1907).

Renoir Mme Colonna Romano

Auguste Renoir. Portrait of Colonna Romano.

Sergy Pausinger Les Modes 1904 06

C. de Pausinger. Portrait of Gilberte Sergy (from Les Modes cover).

Pictures found via google, on Gallica, and delcampe sites.

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