Mildred Carter
John Singer Sargent -- American painter  
Oil on canvas
101.6 x 76.2 cm. (40 x 30 in.)
signed 'John S. Sargent' (upper left)
 Jpg: Christies
Mildred Carter was the daughter of American diplomat John Ridgeley Carter and Alice Morgan Carter. Two years after this painting she would marry Viscount Acheson in 1910, becoming Countess of Gosford on her husband's accession to the title as fifth Earl in 1922. (Christies)

John had first painted her father in 1901:

John Ridgeley Carter
(Father to Mildred Carter)


Sold Christies, 30 November 2006, New York, Rockefeller Plaza, $3,936,000, Lot 67, Sale # 1731, was estimiated $1,500,000 - $2,500,000 and was sold from the Patrick B. Acheson Family Trust 
By descent in the family of the sitter.

R. Ormond and E. Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: The Later Portraits, New Haven, Connecticut, 2003, p. 202, no. 548, illustrated.

New York, National Academy of Design, 1909.
London, Royal Academy Winter Exhibition: Works by the Late John S. Sargent, R.A., 1926 (as The Countess of Gosford).
San Francisco, California, California Palace of the Legion of Honors, Sargent and Boldini, October 1959 (as The Countess of Gosford).


  • See the year in review 1908

Acheson Sisters
(future sisters-in-law to Mildred Carter. She would marry their brother in 1910)

Created 9/3/2008