Portrait de Zizi Jeanmaire
Jean-Pierre Cassigneul (b.1935)
Oil on canvas, signed. Painted in 1965
Canvas size: 57.5 x 35in / 146 x 89cm
Frame size: 65 x 42.5in / 165 x 108cm
Renée Marcelle “Zizi” Jeanmaire (29 April 1924 – 17 July 2020) was a French ballet dancer, actress and singer. She became famous in the 1950s after playing the title role in the ballet Carmen, produced in London in 1949, and went on to appear in several Hollywood films and Paris revues. She was the wife of dancer and choreographer Roland Petit, who created ballets and revues for her.
Zizi Jeanmaire, Paris (acquired from the artist).
Then by descent
J.-P. Cassigneul, Cassigneul, Paintings, Paris, 2019, p. 158 (illustrated in situ).
This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the artist.