Hahlo-51-64, Mme. Ernest Raynaud medallion

Madame Ernest Raynaud, silvered copper galvano. 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gift of James Loeb  04.244
Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

51. Mme. Ernest Raynaud, Paris. Medallion.

64. Mme. Ernest Raynaud.

This portrait of Madame Raynaud (née Emilie Dresch), the poet’s wife, was done in Paris in 1901 during Brenner’s first trip to study there. According to Fernand Clerget’s short, 1905 biography of the poet, Emilie was Raynaud’s inspiration and he wrote a number of “eloquent elegies” to her. The example of her portrait shown here is one of eight works James Loeb gave to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1904.