L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Monday, February 24, 2014

Margot Asquith, by de László, 1909

Margot Asquith, Countess of Oxford and Asquith (February 2, 1864, Peeblesshire – July 28, 1945, London), born Emma Alice Margaret Tennant, Anglo-Scottish socialite, author, and famous wit.  She was married to Herbert Henry Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916, and was well known in her own right for her often outrageous outspokenness and her acid tongue.

Philip de László, see here.

Certainly never the conventional beauty or timid dresser.  A portrait by Cecil Beaton.


  1. certainly not as glamorous as his other works although very flattering compared to the photograph. Maybe his judgement on her character was reflected in the un-glamorous painting rather than making her appear less attractive than she actually was?

    1. I think you may have a point there, Stefan. Actually, rather an appalling looking woman. : )