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On the background of a light coloured theatrical curtain, decorated with green floral ornamentation, is a full-length image of a woman. The woman's pose is somewhat theatrical: her head is turned to her right shoulder and is slightly raised; her right hand, holding a small bouquet of flowers, is lowered and her left hand is at her waist. The woman is dressed in a pink blouse with fluffy "ruffles" on the chest and sleeves ( girded with a wide green belt) and a long black skirt; a shawl with a floral ornament encircles the woman's waist and both ends fall down on the skirt. Behind the singer's left shoulder, through a raised curtain, we can see a group of people: three men (one with red hair and two with dark hair), their eyes fixed on the woman standing on the stage. Behind the red-haired man, there is another woman depicted in a three-quarter turn to the right who, like the others, is contemplating the performance. The lady in the foreground is Wanda Janakowska, who was the sister of Mehoffer's future wife, Jadwiga. Wanda Janakowska is known to have studied singing in Paris (she later went to a monastery, where she remained for the rest of her life).
In the bottom left is the author's signature: «Józef Mehoffer 1896».
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- Wanda Janakowska
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