Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian, 1869-1937) - Portrait
of Doña María Mercedes de Alvear, 1921 (Oil on canvas) - The portrait was
commissioned by Mercedes de Alvear’s parents, to hang in their palatial home a
few miles out of Buenos Aires, close to the estuary of Río de la Plata. De
László completed Mercedes de Alvear’s portrait in December 1921 in Paris,
during a period of intense work...