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A Modern Cinderella, Copy No 1


Date:1875  
Medium:watercolour  
Size (cms):26.5 x 21 (nb note in sale provenance)  
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Collection:Private collection ?  
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Subject:figure, female, genre  
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Sitter:Aubyn, Georgiana ('Georgie' St  
Sitter Note:Georgiana Mary Balfour (d. 1946) daughter of George Edmund Balfour and Harriet Musgrave, married (1) Major Sir Walter Barttelot, 2nd Bt., on 3 June 1879 (2) Beville Molesworth St Aubyn son of Rev. Sir Hender Barttelot on 22 October 1902  

 

History

Exhibited:Dudley Gallery 1876?  
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Sale Provenance:Sold to C. Crocker esq, 15 Onslow Sq fro £31.10s [1876]. 17 November1999 (could be this copy or #86 or #113), see artprice.com  
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Bibliography

Reviews:  
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.'  
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Other Published Sources:Jopling 1925 list  
Unpublished Sources:Grattan NB PLJ; Grattan ts picture list