Philip Alexius de Laszlo (artist)|
British, 1869 - 1937
Ailsa Mellon Bruce, 1926
oil on canvas
overall: 122.2 x 96.6 cm (48 1/8 x 38 1/16 in.) framed: 142.2 x 116.2 cm (56 x 45 3/4 in.)
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection
Object 8 of 9
Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; bequest 1970 to NGA.
 The painting is entered in the artist's sitters book (vol. II, p. 48, courtesy of Sandra de Laszlo, author of the Philip de László catalogue raisonné) as "Ailsa Mellon March 3rd" under the signature of her father, Andrew W. Mellon. This indicates it was at least begun, if not also finished, prior to Ailsa Mellon's marriage to David Bruce on 29 May 1926. It is not known whether the first owner was the sitter's father, or the sitter herself.
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