Sotheby’s will offer a portrait of Daisy Fellows brush Jacques Emile Blanche Automatic translate
Daisy Fellowes was an icon of style and a living embodiment of the chic of the thirties of the 19th century. Harper’s Bazaar of Paris wrote about her beauty and taste. And the French artist Jacques Emile Blanche painted three of her portraits between 1912 and 1914. Two paintings are now in public collections in Paris, and the third was the only one left in Fellows’ personal collection. It is this portrait that will be presented at Sotheby’s auction in London on December 10, 2014.
Located at the heirs of Fellows, the painting goes on sale with an estimate of £ 50,000-70,000 and is thematically classified by the auction house as a 19th-century European painting. Young Margarit Severin Decaz de Glucksberg, later Desi Fellows (1890-1962), met Blanche in 1912 when she bought the canvas of the artist, depicting the great Russian dancer Vaclav Nijinsky performing Siamese dance.
Their meeting entailed several evenings of posing for a portrait in which Daisy is depicted in a dress by Paul Poiret. This picture has become its most direct and even frivolous image. One of the most stylish and glamorous women of the 20th century, Daisy, the granddaughter of the sewing machine magnate Isaac Singer, was born in a world of wealth and nobility. After the death of the first husband of Prince Jean de Broglie in 1918, wedding photos with whom they made a lot of noise in the fashion world at one time, she again married Reginald Fellows, banker and cousin of Winston Churchill. Daisy was probably the most prominent couturier patron Elsa Schiaparelli, whose “shocking pink” dress was created specifically for her, and Chanel, whose latest creations she adorned with magnificent jewelry from Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Boivin. Reporters and fashion magazines tirelessly followed her to see what new clothes and jewelry she would wear to stun the world.
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