- John Singer Sargent 1856–1925
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 1880 x 1333 mm
- Presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes 1922
N03712 HYLDA, ALMINA AND CONWAY, CHILDREN OF ASHER WERTHEIMER 1905
Inscr. ‘John S. Sargent 1905’ t.r.
Canvas, 74×52 1/2 (188×133).
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.
Lit: Robert Ross, ‘The Wertheimer Sargents’ in Art Journal, 1911, p.8; Downes, 1925, p.200; Charteris, 1927, p.270 (erroneously recorded under the year 1902); Mount, 1955, pp.225, 437 (as 1902); McKibbin, 1956, p.130; Mount, 1957, pp.187, 346.
Painted in 1905, with the terrace of Eustace Wilding's house at Stoke Poges as background (McKibbin, loc. cit., and Mr John Mathias, 8 June 1961), the group includes the third eldest daughter, Hylda, and the fifth daughter, Almina (Mrs Antonio Pandelli Fachiri, 1886-c. 1928–9, whose first name has sometimes been printed as ‘Alna’), in a dark riding habit. The third figure is of Conway, later Conway Joseph Conway, Q.C., Bencher of the Inner Temple, the third of the Wertheimer sons, who was called to the Bar in 1906. He was born in 1881 and died in November 1953.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II
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