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Mr Arthur De Rothschild 'Eros'

Spy (Sir Leslie Ward) (1851-1922)


Inscribed with title and 'baron alphonse' on reverse

Watercolour with bodycolour on tinted paper

12 ¼ x 7 ½ inches

A G Witherby;
The John Franks Collection

Vanity Fair, 2 August 1900, Men of The Day no 786, 'Eros'

Chris Beetles & Alexander Beetles (eds.) Portraits of Vanity Fair: The Charles Sigety Collection, London: Chris Beetles Ltd, 2023, page 141

'Portraits of Vanity Fair: The Charles Sigety Collection', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, October-November 2023, no 68

A member of the prominent Rothschild banking family, Arthur de Rothschild (1851-1903) was the son of Nathaniel de Rothschild, a winemaker and founder of the Château Mouton Rothschild. Arthur de Rothschild was an enthusiastic art collector and philatelist. He also held a keen interest in yachting, and provided prize money for the America’s Cup.

“He is very well known in Paris, and even more so at Monte Carlo. He owns a very beautiful yacht called the Eros, upon which he ‘does’ many parties very well. He is enormously rich; and he is quite partial to the Board of Green Cloth.

He is very fond of Art; and he is quite good-natured.”

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