Natalie Barney was an openly lesbian poet and had a salon in Paris which many writers frequented during her lifetime.
Her mother was a painter and her father was the son of an industrialist that also died in France.
Her parents divorced and her mother remarried. Her mother could have painted this picture.
From her death record: Natalie Clifford-Barney, author, was born on 31 October 1877 in Dayton (Ohio). She was the daughter of Albert Clifford-Barney and Alice Picks. She died on 2 February 1972 at number 228, rue de Rivoli in Paris (1st arrondissement). At the time of death she resided at number 20, rue Jacob, Paris (6th arrondissement).
Albert Barney, Male, Wife Ellen Pike
Daughter Nalina Barney, Female
Birth 31 Oct 1876, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
↑ Acte de décès: Acte #16, Décès 1972 Paris Ier, Archives de Paris en ligne cote 1D 124 (vue 3), viewed 9 Dec 2017