Vintage Opera Glasses :: Lunettes pour l’opéra

When I was very young my mother, who has a fabulous alto voice, would go to the opera in Montreal with my father. She would put on beautiful dresses and bring these wonderful opera glasses… all clad in mother of pearl. Sometimes it seemed as though her dresses suited the glasses and I would be in a daze of exquisiteness.

Étant bien jeune ma mère, qui a une voix sublime d’alto, sortait avec mon père pour aller entendre et voir l’opéra à Montréal. Elle portait pour ces occasions des robes exquises et n’oubliait jamais ses lunettes d’opéra en nacre de perle. Des fois il semblait que ses robes étaient en nacre de perle. J’étais portée par cette beauté.

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook
Colours: Raw Sienna & Payne’s Grey
Pen: TWISBI Classic EF
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey


About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at and a main blog at She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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