BORN 5 May 1846, Antwerpen - DIED 21 Feb 1912, Edegem|
GRAVE LOCATION Antwerpen: Schoonselhof (perk U, rij G1)
Valentine Degive-LeDelier was an altsoprano who was famous in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany. In Belgium she was best known for performing works by Peter Benoit. She had been a pupil at his music school and Benoit dedicated his "Joncvrouw Kathelijne" (1879) to her.
She also worked as a teacher at the Royal Flemish conservatory. In 1882 the painter Jan van Beers painted her daughter Carolina, But Carolina had died in 1880 and he probably used a photograph. The painting is now in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
Degive-Ledelier died in 1912 in Edegem and was buried at the Kielbegraafplaats in Antwerp. When that cemetery was cleared her remains were transferred to the Schoonselhof, Antwerp.
performed work of Benoit, Peter