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Mrs. William Astor (Caroline Webster Schermerhorn, 1831–1908) 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
A society portrait painter, Carolus-Duran was one day inspired to paint his gardener. A wonderful and very present image, isn't it? Up close, the gardener's right eye is painted with a double iris and pupil. At the Kimbell now, spring 2012.