Margaretta Drexel
Countess  of Winchilsea and Nottingham
John Singer Sargent -- American painter  
1911 ?
Private collection
Charcoal on paper
62.2 by 48.3 cm  (24 1/2 by 19 in.)
Inscribed: (signed lower right)  John S. Sargent
 Jpg: Sothebys

From Sothebys Catalogue
Margaretta Drexel was the granddaughter of Anthony Joseph Drexel (1826-1893), the Philadelphia financier and philanthropist, partner of J.P. Morgan, and founder of Drexel University. His niece, Saint Katherine Drexel, was sainted in 2000, only the second American in history. In 1910, Margaretta married Guy Finch Hatton, 14th Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham. Her brother-in-law was Denys Finch Hatton, the African big game hunter and adventurer featured in Isak Dinesen's (Karen Blizen's pseudonym) Out of Africa.



The work was undated by Sothebys but I'm guessing it was done shortly after her marriage. The hair looks about right.

By descent to Lady Diana Tiarks
Anita Tiarks Millott (her daughter)

Sold Sothebys, New York,
Wed, 24 May 06, Sale # N08207,  LOT 56 (of 246)); Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  168,000 USD; estimated  40,000—60,000 USD


  • See the year in review 1911


Created 10/12/2008