Leo Ferre was a poet, composer and singer born in Monaco.
Ferre moved to Paris in his late teens and never mentioned Monaco when asked where he was from, a fact that always bothered Princess Grace (according to her son, Prince Albert).
Nonetheless, Monte Carlo commemorated Ferre with a tiny Place Leo Ferre, at which stands a sculpted bust of the poet.
Papa Duke, taken by Ferre's melancholy ballads, painted this portrait in 2005.
Oil-on-board, 28 x 28.