Nancy Witcher Langhorne, Viscountess Astor CH, MP (1879-1964)
John Singer Sargent, RA (Florence 1856 - London 1925)
After Nancy’s marriage to Waldorf in 1906 she was elected MP for Plymouth in 1919 and held the seat until 1945. Sargent painted many high society ladies in the late 19th century and this portrait was exhibited twice in the Royal Academy.
Oil painting on canvas, Nancy Witcher Langhorne, Viscountess Astor CH, MP (1879-1964) by John Singer Sargent, RA (Florence 1856 - London 1925), signed top right: John S Sargent, 1908. A three-quarter-length portrait of a young woman, turned to the left, looking back over her right shoulder at the spectator, her hands are held behind her back, Light brown hair dressed high and wearing a white dress, with a pink sash in bow with tails rippling to ground. Stands among columns.
Presented to the National Trust with house and grounds by Waldorf, 2nd Viscount Astor (1879 - 1952), 1942
Cliveden, The Astor Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
John Singer Sargent, RA (Florence 1856 - London 1925), artist
Return to Albion: Americans in England 1760–1940, National Portrait Gallery & Smithsonian Institution, 1979, pp.195ff Charteris,1927 The Hon. Evan Charteris, John Sargent, 1927, p.274 Mount 1957 Charles Merrill Mount, John Singer Sargent, 1957, p.349