From: Tate Gallery
third daughter of the wealthy art dealer Asher Wertheimer
. . . The
portrait of Hylda is in the
grand manner of the old masters, and great care is given to the
of the different luxurious textures of her clothing. Sargent tried to
Hylda from wearing her pince-nez, which undermine this illusion, but
were retained at her insistence.