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Mrs. William Astor (Caroline Webster Schermerhorn, 1831–1908) Carolus-Duran (Charles-Auguste-Émile Durant) Date: 1890

William Astor (Caroline Webster Schermerhorn, * by, Carolus-Duran

Mrs. Louis Bruguiere, "Daisy", ( Formerly Mrs James L Van Alen) was the last surviving member of The 400, dying in 1969. She lived her last days at her enormous Newport Estate, Wakehurst, where she employed 26 servants, 4 chauffeurs and 15 gardeners. Even until her death, she lived as if Caroline Astor and The 400 still existed.

Louis Bruguiere, "Daisy", ( Formerly Mrs James L Van Alen) was the last surviving member of The dying in 1969

Portrait Of Mademoiselle X Painting by Charles Emile Auguste Carolus Duran

Mademoiselle X, Marquise Anforti by Charles-Émile-Auguste Carolus Duran, Musée Cambrai I did not know there was another Madame X besides Sargent's. And she wear white.

The settlement, ratified Wednesday, lays out how Brooke Astor’s roughly $100 million fortune will be distributed.

Settlement Is Reached in Battle Over Brooke Astor’s Estate

Philanthropist Brooke Astor stands before a portrait of her late husband, Vincent Astor, in her Park Avenue apartment in New York City, March Astor celebrates her birthday that month.

French Sampler: Consuelo Vanderbilt Duchess of Marlborough

Consuelo Vanderbilt - Oldest daughter of William & Alva Vanderbilt - she was forced by her mother to marry the Duke of Marlborough - it was a loveless marriage, but socially advantageous - a very common thing in the "Gilded Age".

Emily Warren Roebling

Charles-Émile-Auguste Carolus-Duran - Portrait of Emily Warren Roebling, 1896

Unknown Lady by Charles Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran. 1877.

Unknown Lady by Charles Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran, 1877

Portrait of Jane Henriot [stage name], a French actress who died in the fire at the Comédie-French on 9 March 1900, in Paris; painting of about the same year, c.1900 -- by Carolus Duran (French, 1837--1917)

Page 71 in Strapless - example of his work Portrait par Carolus-Duran 1900 Jane HENRIOT

Mrs Vincent Astor, Brooke, Greets Friends In The Diamond Horseshoe During Intermission. Her Box Had Been Used By Vincent's Previous Wives And Was Originally The Box Of Caroline Astor    "I am sad" she said "But how often does an evening like this happen?"

Mrs Vincent Astor, Brooke, Greets Friends In The Diamond Horseshoe During Intermission. Her Box Had Been Used By Vincent's Previous Wives And Was Originally The Box Of Caroline Astor "I am sad" she said "But how often does an evening like this happen?

Marie Leszczyńska - Marie Leszczyńska (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmarja lɛʂˈtʂɨɲska]) (Trzebnica, 23 June 1703 – Versailles, 24 June 1768) was a queen consort of France. She was a daughter of King Stanisław Leszczyński of Poland (later Duke of Lorraine) and Catherine Opalińska. She married King Louis XV of France and was the grandmother of Louis XVI, Louis XVIII, and Charles X. In France, she was referred to as Marie Leczinska. She was the longest-serving queen consort of France.

Marie Leszczyńska, Queen of France, Reading the Bible Jean-Marc Nattier (French, Oil on canvas. Palace of Versailles. Marie Leszczyńska was noted for her homely pious.

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