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Wife of Belisario Juan Montero Cisterna (Son of Gerónimo Montero de Oro and Gertrudis Cisterna Carrasco
Argentinian Ambassador to Belgium 1880s
Birthdate: December 27, 1857
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Death: June 19, 1929 (71)
Tigre, Tigre Partido, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Place of Burial: Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Emma Cordiglia Montero Lavalle (Daughter of Adrián Cordiglia and Juana Josefa Adela Lavalle y LLanos)
Birthdate: September 24, 1859
Birthplace: Mendoza, Capital Department, Mendoza Province, Argentina
Death: September 05, 1939 (79)
Pau, Beauville, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine, France
She was the direct descendent of General Simón de Lavalle Bodega de la Cuadra:
Simón de Lavalle was born in the far north of Spain, in Múzquiz, Valle de Somorrostro (province of Vizcaya), in 1706. He journeyed to Peru as an adult, appointed the Royal Magistrate of Piura, Spanish accountant for the Royal Bank of Trujullo, and Inspector of Cajamarca, Huamachuco, and Huambos. He bacame Mayor of Trujillo
Story is that her husband fell in love with the German governess and attempted to get Emma declared insane, but he was not successful in his plot. The subject is seated to the front left in the family photo.
There is a Lavalle Family coat of arms in the upper right corner of the portrait. I had purchased Emma's fan from the same estate sale previously and just found her portrait in another antique shop today.
Fan: Antique 1880s Handmade lace and inlaid ebony Victorian evening fan, the light would bounce off of the inlay and spangles. From the Belisimo Montero estate. Purchased in Brussels in the 1880s.