- John Singer Sargent 1856–1925
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 1854 x 1308 mm
frame: 2270 x 1706 x 210 mm
- Presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes 1922
N03708 ENA AND BETTY, DAUGHTERS OF ASHER AND MRS WERTHEIMER 1901
Inscr. ‘John S. Sargent 1901’ b.r.
Canvas, 73×51 1/2 (185·5×131).
Presented to the National Gallery by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes 1922; transferred 1926.
Coll: As for N03705.
Exh: R.A., 1901 (178), as ‘Daughters of A. Wertheimer, Esq.’
Lit: Robert Ross, ‘The Wertheimer Sargents’ in Art Journal, 1911, p.8, repr. p.5; Downes, 1925, pp.46, 193, repr. facing p.200; Charteris, 1927, pp.164–5, 269, repr. facing p.166; Mount, 1955, pp.225, 436; McKibbin, 1956, p.130; Mount, 1957, pp.187, 345.
Repr: Royal Academy Pictures, 1901, p.132; Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1902, facing p.61; Wood, n.d., pl.7 (in colour).
Ena (or Helena, afterwards Mrs Robert M. Mathias, 1874–1935) in the light-coloured dress, and Betty (Mrs Euston A. Salaman, 1877–1953; married secondly, Major Arthur Ricketts, M.D.), on her sister's right-hand side, were the eldest and second eldest daughters of Asher and Mrs Wertheimer (information from Mr John Mathias, son of Helena Mathias, 8 June 1961).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II