Portrait of Mrs. Jacob Astor. Mrs John Jacob Astor (Madeleine Force), 18, was the wife of millionaire John Jacob Astor , they had been on an extended honeymoon in Egypt and Paris and, in the spring of 1912, decided to return to America as First Class passengers on board the brand new Titanic .Mrs. Astor was pregnant.
Duchess of Marlborough, and her son, Lord Ivor Spencer-Churchill in Paris by Italian Giovanni Boldin (1906). Bolidini as well as artists John Singer Sargent and Paul César Helleu created some of the most recognized works featuring the Duchess and her extended family. In 1906, the Duchess and her lover Viscount Castlereagh hatched a failed scheme to elope to Paris. That same year she legally separated from the Duke and took up primarily residence at their Sunderland House in London.