Romaine Brooks' Renata Borgatti au Piano
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Renata Borgatti au Piano
Romaine Brooks (1874 - 1970) American/British painter
National Collection of Fine Arts

Renata Borgatti (1894-1964), a concert pianist, had a brief love affair with Romaine Brooks. Here, Brooks paints Renata playing at her piano while Brooks, herself, is paying tribute to Whistler's "At the Piano" whom Brooks greatly admired.

See Brooks in Juxtaposition
James Abbott McNeill Whistler

At The Piano
Romaine Brooks
Renata Borgatti au Piano 

Romaine's painting was showed in Paris at the Salon de la Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts that year. For her efforts she was made Croix de la Legion d'Honneur after the Salon.


Photo of Renatta Borgatti with friends including Romaine Brooks who painted her in 1920 


  • See John Singer Sargent's drawing of Renata Borgatti

  • Renatta Borgatti

By:  Natasha Wallace
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Created 8/7/2002