Sargent -- American
of Art, NY
Oil on canvas
292.1 x 213.7
cm (115 x
84 1/8 in.)
[at lower right]:
John S. Sargent
Wolfe Collection, 1927
Jpg: The Met / jasonj05's
The sisters are
Lady Elcho, Mrs.
Adeane, and Mrs. Tennant, all daughter of the Honorable Percy Wyndham.
The painting was done in their London home on Belgrave Square. Sargent
has arranged the women so that their mother, Madeline, is looking down
the full portrait by George Frederick Watt.
Lady Elcho is the
one behind. She is
Mary Constance neè Wyndham (1862-1937) -- the oldest. She
married Hugo Richard Wemyss Charteris Douglas, Lord Echo in 1883. Her
brother-in-law was the Honourable Evan Charteris who did the first
biography of Sargent shortly after John's death. Mary would have been
roughly thirty-seven at the time of sitting.
Mrs Adeane, is the one on the left, she was Madeline neè
Wyndham (1869-1941) and she married Charles R.W. Adean in 1889. He was
the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire. Madeline would have been about
Mrs. Tennant, sitting on the right and obviously the youngest, was
Pamela neè Wyndham (1871-1928). She married Edward Tennant in
1895 and she became Lady Glenconner when her husband took title in
1911. When her husband died in 1920, she married Viscount Grey of
Fallodon in 1922. Pamela would have been about twenty-eight at the time
(John Singer Sargent, Portraits of the 1890's; Richard Ormond and
Elaine Kilmurray; Yale University Press; 2002; pp 155-159)
Sargent would later
draw a sketch
"mugs" of of some of their children.
Son to Pamela -- Mrs. Tennant
Son of Mary -- Lady Elcho