-- American painter
Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
cm (58 1/2 x 33 5/8
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972
Accession Number: 72.256)
local source / Hirshhorn
30 July 1875 Londen, UK, the eighth of nine
children and died
3 June 1899 London, UK. She was the second youngest of her
|Calliope (Alexandre) (1862-1933)
|Antoine (Alexandre) (1863-1933)
|Eustratius (Alexandre) (1864-1937)
|Mary (Alexandre) (1867-1914)
|Etienne (Alexandre) (1868-1935)
|Julia (Alexandre) (1870-1870)
|Augustus (Alexandre) (1872-1946)
|Caterina (Alexandre) (1875-1899)
|John (Alexandre) (1877 -)
her she would have been 22. The piano is identified (by Ormond and
Kilmurray) as the Bechstein which was in Sargent's Tite Street
The ancestors of the
have been traced back to the island of Chios (Greece) and
(Turkey) of the 15th century. They were a noble family but were
in the 16th century to escape persecution from the Turks. By the 1800's
they were all over Europe. Although Catherine was born in
London, her father -- Alexandre (Antoine) Vlasto -- was born in
Trieste, Italy (1833), and his father was born on the Greek island of
Françoise Bernard Briès
Date: Wed, 20 Mar
The image of
good on my screen !!! She is a distant relative of mine. You can
see the genealogy that I've done at my website. There are two Caterina
Vlastos, but the dates of birth and death should make it clear which
The origin of the
family is very remote. But we can at least trace it to the time when
Kérofilas speaks of us around 300 AD. We know that this family
existed both in Constantinople and in Crete where one finds at the
present time many descendants.
Vlasto Family Genealogy
La Grange du
30290 STVICTOR LA
I just noticed that
date in your
genealogy that both Catherine Vlasto and her father both died June
London, UK. My first thought was maybe they had died together in an
accident, but when I checked with "Portraits of the 1890's" (Kilmurray, Ormond. Complete Paintings Vol II, Yale
University Press) they mention her cause of death was
from an acute appendicitis, but could that have been brought on by an
accident? Her father, according to your site died 6 Jun 1899 -- three days after Catherine -- died of a broken heart?
Françoise Bernard Briès
Date: Jan 6, 2006
I send to you the
portrait of Catarina Vlasto as a child. Nicole and Tony [the owner's of
this other painting and relatives of Catarina] don't know who
the painter is.
young Catarina Vlasto
5 years old?
Françoise Bernard Briès, of St Victor la Coste, France, a
the JSS Gallery, for all her help.
father), 1897-1899 (death)
Mrs. Erato Vlasto,
England (Mr. Vlasto's widow), 1932-1966
R. A. Vlasto (Mrs. E.
sale, Christie's, London, 10 March 1967, no. 51, ill.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn,
April 1967-6 March 1972 [through agent Gimpel Fils]
Gift of Joseph H.
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1974-15 September 1975.
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STATE RUSSIAN MUSEUM,
22 January-13 March; MINSK STATE MUSEUM OF BELORUSSIYA, Minsk, 30
NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM
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24 September 1998-3 January 1999.
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