French School, mid 19th century. "Portrait of Mme. Berthe Perret", oil on canvas, signed lower left "A. Renoir". Portrait of mezzo-soprano opera singer Berthe Perret (French, 1847-1909) depicting the red haired beauty seated and gazing to the left. Verso with several period paper labels and chalk marks, one for a London gallery located at 13 Carlos Place. Approx. 27" x 23.75" (frame), 18" x 15" (canvas). Provenance: From a prominent Private Collection, Atlanta, Georgia.
Wear to gilt on edges of frame with scattered small losses. Painting lined. Under black light examination, scattered small inpainting to sky, more significant inpainting to face, neck and bonnet. Craquelure throughout although, paint layer stable without signs of lifting. No signs of tears or holes.