Rosie Marie-Louise Derenbur
John Singer Sargent -- American painter  
Private collection
charcoal on paper, unframed
60.9 by 48.3 cm (24 by 19 in.)
signed John Singer Sargent, l.l. and dated 1913, l.r.
 Jpg: Sothebys

From Sothebys
Rosie Marie-Louise Derenburg (8 years old here) was the daughter of Ilona Eibenschütz, a well-known Hungarian pianist and friend of Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. At the age of five or six, Eibenschütz (the mother) reportedly played a duet with Franz Liszt, today considered one of the greatest pianists that ever lived. In 1902, Eibenschütz married Carl Derenburg and retired from the stage. She spent the rest of her life in London, where this portrait was created of her daughter.




By descent through the family of the sitter to the present owner


David McKibben, Sargent's Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1956, p. 96


Sold Sothebys New York, November 29, 06, Session 2, 2:00 PM, LOT 134, SALE N08249, Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:   $216,000 USD, (estimated 80,000—100,000 USD)

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Created 5/30/2007