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Mme Zina Mérante

Mme Zina Mérante

A carte-de-visite portrait of the ballet dancer Zina Mérante.

Born in Russia in 1832, she first became known to Paris audiences under the name Zina Richard. In July 1861 she married choreographer and fellow dancer Louis Mérante. She died at Courbevoie on 13 September 1890.

Photographed by Disdéri of Paris.

Code: 125153
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