Boudoir

Leading off the bedroom is the boudoir with its little Italian desk where  Eva Klabin kept her correspondence up to date. This feminine setting is dominated by two portraits of the collector herself: one taken in her childhood - a fusain by Lasar Segall, drawn from a photograph of Eva at the age of four in winter clothing alongside her mother, and the other when fully grown - a crayon by Portuguese artist Pedro Leitão, dated 1966. The Portrait of a Woman is another feminine image, a whitish head with adorned hair, fantasy by Marie Laurencin a painter of the Paris School, who died during the 1950s.

The walls of the boudoir also feature the expressive Boy Praying by Italian artist Pietro Roi (1820-1896), hung above a small and elegant four-drawer commode that represents the Danish Rococo; two small landscapes by Nicolas Antoine Taunay (1755-1830) from the phase prior to his arrival in Brazil with the French Artistic Mission; and an engraving by Rugendas (1802-1858) who was one of the traveling artists who explored Brazil, entitled  Lagoa das Tretas, which portrays the same Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon that Eva could gaze at from the windows of her home.