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A fashionable lady

Posted on 01/22/2015 by Jean Sexton

From her debutante days onward, Edith Vanderbilt was a fashionable lady who enjoyed wearing some of the most elegant styles designed by the exclusive fashion houses of the era. (Right) Standing...

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The Lady in Red

Posted on 01/13/2015 Comments(2)

Rosita, by Spanish painter Ignacio Zuloaga (1870–1945), is one of the most eye-catching works in George Vanderbilt’s collection and represents his interest in Spanish art, which gained...

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Edith Dresser Vanderbilt: a very charming and accomplished girl

Posted on 12/30/2014 by Jean Sexton

In honor of Edith Vanderbilt’s birthday on January 17, we’d like to share a glimpse into her childhood and young adult years before she married “the most eligible bachelor in the...

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George Vanderbilt and his automobiles

Posted on 12/18/2014 by Judy Ross

Because Biltmore House had superb stables, we often think the Vanderbilts relied on horses and carriages for transportation throughout their lives. Certainly, when George Vanderbilt was born in...

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Whistler and Vanderbilt: an artist and his patron

Posted on 11/20/2014 by Judy Ross

George Vanderbilt was a knowledgeable art collector, acquiring both the classics—like tapestries from the 1500s—and works from contemporary artists of his time such as Renoir. For...

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