N02268 MRS ASHER WERTHEIMER 1907
Inscr. ‘J. Havard Thomas MCMVII’ on right underside of pedestal.
Marble, 30 1/2×22 1/4×15 (77·75×56·5×38).
Presented by Asher Wertheimer 1908.
Exh: R.A., 1908 (1971), as ‘Portrait of a Lady - bust, marble’.
This bust was commissioned by the husband of the sitter, Asher Wertheimer the art dealer, in the same way as he commissioned portraits of his family from J. S. Sargent, R.A. The bust was exhibited anonymously at the Royal Academy in compliance with Asher Wertheimer's wishes. For Mrs Wertheimer see Sargent N03706.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II