DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
Alfred GILBERT | St Elizabeth of Hungary

England 1854 – 1934
France 1875-78, Italy 1878-84, England 1884-1903, Belgium 1903-26
St Elizabeth of Hungary 1900
cast bronze and cloth stiffened with gesso plaster
54.6 (h) x 29.2 (w) x 25.4 (d) cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest in 1909

An ancestor of Prince Albert Victor, St Elizabeth of Hungary was born in 1207. Daughter of King Andrew II she tended the poor and the sick despite her family’s objections. After her husband died in the Crusades, she lived a life of voluntary poverty, devoting herself to helping the destitute.

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