The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 02416
Date: [1889/1890][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Louise Jopling[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler J37
Document Type: ADS

Mrs Joplings School of Art

Prize for Drawing from the Flat

Miss Newgass[3]

J McN. Whistler

[butterfly signature]

Louise Jopling

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1.  [1889/1890]
Dated by signature.

2.  Louise Jopling
Louise Jopling (1843-1933), née Goode, later Mrs Jopling-Rowe, artist [more]. She set up an art school in Clareville Grove, London, in 1887, to train women as professional artists. Students drew and painted from 'Nature' (that is, nude and clothed models), studied perspective and anatomy from models and casts, modelled in clay and visited the National Gallery. Jopling offered demonstrations and regular supervision, aided by the draughtsman Dudley Hardy and, later, four teachers: 'I found teaching intensely interesting. I learned so much myself' (Jopling, Louise, Twenty Years of My Life, 1867 to 1887, London, 1925, p. 307, photographs of the school repr. pp. 267, 309). Fees by 1895 were £31.10.0 for a full year. See also Baldry, Alfred Lys, 'Private Schools of Art: No. 1, The Schools of Mr. W. J. Donne and Mrs. Jopling", The Studio, 7, February 1896, pp. 43-46.

3.  Miss Newgass
Miss Newgass, one of L. Jopling's art students [more]. There is a similar record, also signed by JW, of a prize for drawing from the nude, awarded to Miss Orde (#13225).