From: Matt Davies
This caricature by Sem of Boldini dancing with Ava Astor. Ava (nee Willing) was married to John Jacob Astor. The two had divorced by 1912, when Astor went down so valiantly on the Titanic while honeymooning with his much younger second wife.
Ava remarried Thomas Lister, Lord
Singer Sargent painted Ribblesdale in 1902], whose first wife had been
Charlotte ('Charty') Tennant, sister of Margot
Tennant Asquith and a member, like her sister, of the Souls. Ava was
notoriously fond of bridge, according to the memory of Lady
Special thanks to Matt Davies, of Kansas City, a friend of the JSS Gallery, for sending me a note regarding this image.
By: Natasha Wallace
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