-- American painter
Morris Collection, on loan to The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical
San Marino, Ca.
Oil on canvas
98 x 50 in.
"This is Sargent's
largest and most impressive Full-Length Portrait in a Landscape
(The Huntington's description on notecards and posters)
From: Traditional Fine Art
(1880-1970), who sat
for her portrait by Sargent, was the eldest daughter of the Amencan
William Waldorf Astor, who emigrated from New York to London in 1891.
Astor is shown dressed in a virginal white gown and silver-blue,
cioak, holding a fur muff; she stands in an autumnal garden and is
by her King Charles spaniel Mossie, who tugs at her cloak. Although
in her late teens and not yet married, this self-possessed, elegant
woman had become mistress of her father's estate, Cliveden, upon the
of her mother in 1894. Despite her adult responsibilities, Miss Astor
presented by Sargent as a young woman in all of her youthful beauty,
her future fully ahead of her."
Fine Art Online)
Pauline's brother, William (Jr.) would marry Nancy Witcher Langhorne whom Sargent painted in 1909
Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor
inlaw to Pauline Astor)
12/3/1997; Lot 13; $1,982,500