Alexius de Laszlo
-- British painter (1869-1937)
Friend of the JSS Gallery
Glyn, (nee Sutherland, 1864-1943), was a bestselling romance novelist
in the early 20th century, initially famous for her illicit and
controversial "Three Weeks" (1907). Her other torrid books included
"His Hour" (1910), In addition, Elinor Glyn was a widely published
journalist, her work appearing most regularly in Cosmopolitan Magazine.
An eccentric personality, Glyn is best known for her career as a
screenwriter and director in Hollywood, where Paramount and MGM studios
produced film versions of her novels, including "Beyond the Rocks"
(1922), starring Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson. Her most
successful movie was "It" (1927), starring Clara Bow, whose celebrity
as "The ‘It’ Girl" stemmed from that role. Privately, Glyn was a
favorite with royalty, including the Queens of Spain and Romania, and
was the mistress of politician Lord Curzon. Her elder sister was Lady
Duff Gordon ("Lucile"), a leading couturiere of the time.
randy big firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 23 Nov
This painting was
by Glyn's then lover, politican Lord
Curzon, who gave her the sapphires she wears. Glyn was filmed by
newsreels in fact while she sat for de Laszlo.
John Singer Sargent
Nathaniel, the Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (Lord Curzon)
The family still
1927 de Laszlo portraits. By the way, I can put you in touch with
executor . . . whom might give you more information on it if you would
All my very best
Randy Bryan Bigham
Special thanks to
and Matt Davies, friends
of the JSS Gallery, for sending me a notes regarding this image.
This portrait was
the A. L. Baldry article, "Some Recent Portraits by Mr. P.A. de
in the Studio Magazine,Vol. LIX No. 235 (September 1916), p. 151.