Rita de Acosta Lydig

Adolf de Meyer American, born France

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De Meyer’s portrait of the socialite, art patron, “shoe queen,” and suffragette Rita de Acosta Lydig is striking in its simplicity of tone and contour. The image, which appeared in Vogue in 1917, resonates with the classical elegance epitomized in the paintings of society portraitists John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, who also depicted this so-called alabaster lady.

Rita de Acosta Lydig, Adolf de Meyer (American (born France), Paris 1868–1946 Los Angeles, California), Platinum print

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