|Jopling 1925 Quote:||'in the afternoon I painted Georgie St. Aubyn for my Cinderella picture to get the effect of firelight. ';; 'A Modern Cinderella' was caricatured in a 'comic paper' as 'A Lady Artist RAing herself' (ref in W.Meynell, 'The Modern School of Art', vol 1, p. 194) 'It was an episode in a model’s life, when she changes her clothing, taking off her artistic finery.
The model who sat to me was a very handsome girl, but she had, apparently, a rooted objection to soap and water, judging from the high-water mark that I could perceive on her pretty neck when she took off her bodice. As I painted her, she stood with her back to me, holding one arm up to a hook on the wall. In this attitude I could not see her face. My horror was great when I saw her falling, and before I could get to her she was in a dead faint.
Luckily, a jug of water was conveniently near. I was in the act of dashing some on her, when she opened her eyes.
“Oh, don’t give me any water!” she cried.
The mere sound of it was enough, evidently, to bring her round.
I was asked by the editor of a paper to write a little article about “Artists’ Models.” I think I wrote about the desirability of the profession for girls who had nothing but their pretty looks to recommend them, and who had no other means of making an honest livelihood. So much time is spent in the society of models, that we get to know them pretty intimately; as they also know about our affairs, which they are only too pleased to retail at the different Studios they frequent.' |