Date: 20 Jul 2001
According to the Book,
Cage," by Marian Fowler, Consuelo was
procession of lovers and was apparently adored for her charm and wit." There will be more on Consuelo Yznaga soon.
Consuelo received a continental education, for she had gone to Paris to be finished at the court of Eugenie DE Montijo, also a beautiful woman of American and Spanish ancestry. She came back to America in the late 1860s after the upheaval in France. While her father was prospering, she was almost disgraced at a party when she didn't dressed appropriately for the occasion.
Sometime in mid 1870s, she had met the future Duke of Manchester at a resort in Upstate New York. A few months later, they were married. Among the bridal attendants was her friend, Alva Eskine Smith (Vanderbilt) whose daughter, Consuelo, married well into the British Aristocracy. Consuelo and the Duke had three children, twin daughters and an heir. Her husband was a philanderer and a big spender who was often in debt.
Catalogue of Pictures and Water Colour Drawings by J. S. Sargent. R. A., auct. cat., Christie, Manson and Woods (London, England, 1925), no. 33
David McKibbin, Sargent's Boston, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA, 1956), p. 108, Check List of Sargent's Portraits
John Singer Sargent, His Own Work (New York, NY, 1980), in checklist, unpaginated
Sargent, John Singer (Creator). Created 1907, Sold at Sargent estate sale, Christie's, London 1925.
Christie, Manson, and Woods (Auction house). By order of Sargent's executors July 1925, Sold to Scott and Fowles July 24 1925.
Scott and Fowles (Dealer). Purchased at Sargent estate sale July 24 1925, Sold to Grenville L. Winthrop Jun 4 1926.
Winthrop, Grenville L.
from Scott and Fowles Jun 4 1926, Gift to Fogg Art Museum 1942