Miss Eleanor Brooks was
Eleanor, who was
Sargent painted her, married Richard Middlecott Saltonstall in 1891.
son Leverett became a United States Senator. Eleanor was a founder of
Community Fund (a forerunner of the United Fund), and held various
offices in the
Red Cross. In 1936,
appointed a member of the national women’s committee for Mobilization
Human Needs, and in 1947 received the Charles M. Rogerson Award for her
service from the Greater Boston Community Fund.
Eleanor trained and rode
horses in shows until well into her sixties, and died in 1961 at the
of ninety-four (‘Mrs. Saltonstall, Mother of Senator,’ The New York
October 23, 1961, p. 29).
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Chardon Brooks, West Medford, Massachusetts Eleanor Brooks (Mrs. Richard Middlecott Saltonstall), their daughter, 1925 to 1961 Descended in the family, 1961 to 1999
William Howe Downes, John S. Sargent, His Life and Work, Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1925, p.160;
The Hon. Evan Charteris, John Sargent, New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1927, pp. 109, 262;
David McKibben, Sargent’s Boston, with an Essay Biographical Summary a complete Check List of Sargent’s Portraits, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, 1956, p. 86;
Charles Merrill Mount, John Singer Sargent, London, Cresset Press, 1957, pp. 154, 341, no. 903
Boston, Copley Hall, Paintings and Sketches by John Singer Sargent, 1899 (titled Portrait, no. 20 or 25);
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the Late John Singer Sargent, 1925, no. 47;
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, The Bostonians: Painters of an Elegant Age, 1870-1930, 1987, and toured: The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, October 25, 1986-January 18, 1987;
Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, March 13-May 10, 1987, p. 94 (reproduced); Summer loans to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Sargent Estate Sale, Christie’s London, July lot 228, 1925 bt.