the Lady’s Maid


BOU202905 The Lady's Maid (oil on canvas) by Caraud, Joseph (1821-1905) oil on canvas Private Collection © Bourne Gallery, Reigate, Surrey, UK French, out of copyright
BOU202905 The Lady’s Maid (oil on canvas) by Caraud, Joseph (1821-1905)
oil on canvas
Private Collection
© Bourne Gallery, Reigate, Surrey, UK
French, out of copyright

Here’s another oldie but goodie, sent to me by my Canadian friend, Diane Stephens:

A soubrette (noun) is a maidservant or lady’s maid in a play, opera, or the like, especially one displaying coquetry, pertness, and a tendency to engage in intrigue.

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