Mrs. William Douglas Sloane (1852-1946)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 3 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 5.7 cm )
signed and dated: at left:"Paillet/1891"
Emily Thorn Vanderbilt was the second daughter of William Henry and Maria Louisa (Kissam) Vanderbilt, and granddaughter of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. She married William Douglas Sloane (1844-1915), an officer of the W. and J. Sloane home furnishings concern of New York, on December 10, 1872. She became the second wife of Henry White (ca. 1850-1927), a diplomat who had served as U.S. ambassador to France and Italy, on November 3, 1920.
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
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