Pencil and watercolour; initialled and inscribed 'Sarah Bernhardt, 56 Boulevard Periere, Paris, 1888'.
10.5 x 4.25 inches
She kept a bizarre menagerie, which included a huge wolfhound, a petite tigress named Minette, a lynx on a leash and a lion in need of perfume. The dog in the foreground our picture may be her Manchester terrier, that was eaten by her pet alligator in Florida.
In his autobiography, Time Was, Walford Graham Robertson devoted two chapters to his friend, 'the divine Sarah' as he called Ms. Bernhardt.