Marie Bashkirtseff in Paris - 26 April, 1880
To-night we were at Madame P__'s, a retired magistrate's family.... Nice kind people; but a curious company, and the most old-fashioned of costumes; no one of note....There were several acquaintances, oh how dull! Some amateurs, who set your teeth on edge with their music; a violinist without an ear, and a fine fellow who, after casting a conqueror's glance round the room, rests one hand on the piano and sings Schubert's serenade in an attitude.... Oh, so ridiculous! I cannot understand how a gentleman can play the low comedian at a grand soiree.
The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff, pages 402. In Marie Bashkirtseff, and Griselda Pollock and Roszika Parker (ed.), The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff (London, 1985), p. 402. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1383924160006 accessed: 27 January, 2021
location of experience: Paris
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:22:40 +0000