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  • David T. Howard

    Mrs. Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor, 1890. Painted by Charles Emile Auguste Carolus Duran. Those are a lot of names.....

  • Donani

    Caroline Webster Schermerhorn, 1890 (Charles-Émile-Auguste Carolus-Duran) (1837-1917) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 49.4

  • Cindy Wright Lyons

    Mrs. William Astor, "The" Mrs. Astor of NYC's Gilded Age (Caroline Webster Schermerhorn, 1831–1908). Painted by: Charles-Émile-Auguste Carolus-Duran (French, Lille 1838–1917 Paris) Date: 1890 Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 83 1/2 x 42 1/4 in. (212.1 x 107.3 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Gift of R. Thornton Wilson and Orme Wilson, 1949 Accession Number: 49.4

  • Nancy Alfstad

    Mrs. Caroline Astor, Queen of the Fashionable Society of the Gilded Age of New York

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