1897 Mrs. George Swinton (née Elizabeth "Elsie" Ebsworth) by John Singer Sargent (Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Elizabeth Ebsworth’s genealogical sketch, with a biographical article, is here. Most of the biographical article follows, "Elizabeth ‘Elsie' Swinton (1874-1966), née Ebsworth, was a prominent society lady in Edwardian England, who in 1906 took the unusual step (for a person of her social rank in those days) of becoming a professional singer, and in the years up to the First World War she had a successful career despite family opposition. She was also of striking appearance, and there are portraits of her by Sargent, Sickert and others. In her singing career she worked with well-known musicians such as Hamilton Harty, Percy Grainger and Gabriel Faure (who was one of her many admirers). She also kept open house to many, including Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Szymanowski and Arthur Rubinstein. After the war, opposition from the family and other factors led her to abandon her career and she turned to good works and exploration of arcane philosophies..."

From brianneher.com/lets-talk-portraits/. Also posted to the Belle Époque Album here.

1897 Mrs. George Swinton (née Elizabeth "Elsie" Ebsworth) by John Singer Sargent (Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois, USA) From brianneher.com:lets-talk-portraits:

Mrs. Swinton poses in a white satin dress with leg-o-mutton sleeves surrounding a vee neckline. Her tiara is made of amber or other colored stone.

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