Signed and dated u.r.: Rothenstein 99, red, black and white chalk on brown paper
28 x 30.5 cm; 11 x 12 inches
Gloria, Countess Bathurst (1827-2018)
The artist’s training at the Académie Julian is reflected in this elegant and rather French looking drawing aux trois crayons drawn in 1899.
Countess Bathurst was a successful model for couturiers such as Jacques Fath and Christian Dior as well as featuring in Vogue. Born Gloria Clarry, she married William Rothenstein’s nephew, the lawyer David Rutherston (1925-1975) in 1965, the son of the artist Albert Rutherston (1881-1953).
Following husband’s death in 1975, Gloria married Henry, 8th Earl Bathurst (1927-2011) in 1978 and moved to Cirencester Park, Gloucestershire.