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Mrs. Walter Bacon
(Virginia Purdy Barker)

John Singer Sargent -- American painter 
The Bltmore House, Asheville, North Carolina
Oil on canvas
207.3 x 97.2 cm (81 5/8/ x 38 1/4/ in.)

Inscribed LR John S Sargent 1896
 Jpg: Todd

She was a cousin to George Washington Vanderbilt, on her mother's side and she was painted at George's behest

George Washington Vanderbilt
(cousin to Mrs. Walter Bacon)

George W. Vanderbilt's Country Chateau at Biltmore N.C. (1889-95) 

Special thanks to Todd from North Carolina, a friend of the JSS Gallery, for sending me this image. 


From: Todd
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Date: 14-Oct-05

I am a huge Biltmore Estate History junkie and have in my collection a set of cards published in 1994 that I purchased at Biltmore House and in the collection of cards (greeting type) is one of this wonderful painting of Virginia Bacon [Mrs. Walter Bacon]. It is my favorite piece in the house.

If your interested in joining fellow Biltmore History and Collector fans join us at our growing club that I have started.

We try to discuss the history into a much more indepth way than your Biltmore guide book will.
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