Madame P
"Madame P"

by Herbert Colborne Oakley

Circa 1930 - 1935
Oil on wood
12" x 14"

Private Collection

Further Information

The Sitter
- is believed to have been Madame Piantoni, from Mory-Montcrux in France.

The Painting

Other Information
- Madame Piantoni was affectionately know as Madame P, by the artist and a friend in the village.  She was the daughter of Madame Saint Marouce, who left her flat in Paris to spend the last part of her life with her daughter in Mory-Montcrux.

Madame St. Marouce

Commenting on an early harvest in 1934, a friend wrote:

" Mme Piantoni is delighted as she has been able to glean a great deal in the fields.  She and her mother go out from 8 am to 6 pm with just a break for dejeuner and they don't seem a scrap tired, the feeling of getting a lot of corn free keeps them so happy".

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