John Singer Sargent's Theresa ('Nellie') Marchioness of Londonderry
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Theresa ('Nellie') Marchioness of Londonderry
Private collection
37 x 27 in.
 Jpg: Friend of the JSS Gallery

From: Matt Davies 
Date:   26 July 2004 

I recently purchased a copy of an old book by H. Montgomery Hyde entitled Londonderry House and its Pictures (Cresset Press Ltd., London, 1937). On page 60 of this book it gives an entry for each of three works that were then in the possession of the family of the Marquess of Londonderry. In addition to the portrait of the sixth Marquess of Londonderry as state sword bearer at the Coronation of King Edward VII (which I believe is already fully detailed on the site), there is an entry that provides some further detail on a portrait on your site, that of the wife of the sixth Marquess, Theresa, Marchioness of Londonderry. The entry gives the date of this portrait as 1912, measurements as 37 x 27 in. and notes that the subject is portrayed half-length, facing left, wearing black coat, fur, and plumed hat. 

In addition, the book gives the details for a charcoal sketch of the daughter-in-law of this couple, Edith, seventh Marchioness of Londonderry. Sargent completed this charcoal sketch in 1916. It measured 24 x 19 in., and is described as a “charcoal sketch of head and shoulders.”

Thought you might find these details interesting.

Special thanks to Matt Davies, of Kansas City, a friend of the JSS Gallery, for sending me notes regarding this image. 

  • See the year in review 1912

Charles Stewart, Sixth Marquess of Londonderry
(husband to Theresa)

Edith, seventh Marchioness of
 Londonderry.? **
(daughter-in-law of Charles and Theresa) 

** This image was entitled Mrs Charles Stewart carstairs (nee Eliz ?? (believed to be incorrect)  Date?


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