Mrs. William Astor (Caroline Webster Schermerhorn, 1831–1908)

Carolus-Duran (Charles-Auguste-Emile Durant) French

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Carolus-Duran was at the peak of his success as a society portraitist when he painted this likeness of the American banker's wife in Paris in 1890. The pose and the costume, with their strong suggestions of the seventeenth century, reflect the artist's early and continued admiration for Velázquez.

Mrs. William Astor (Caroline Webster Schermerhorn, 1831–1908), Carolus-Duran (Charles-Auguste-Emile Durant) (French, Lille 1837–1917 Paris), Oil on canvas

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