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Hilda


Date:1870  
Medium:oil  
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Subject:portrait, female  
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Sitter:Jopling, Louise  
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History

Exhibited:Old Bond Street Gallery Spring exh 1870 (cat. 22); International Exhibition 1871(V&A?)  
Further Exhibitions:Salon 1873 (cat. no. 1287)  
Sale Provenance:Sold to Col. J.H. Lewin for £15. Destroyed some years later (see Other_quote)  
Alternative Title:Portrait de Mlle…  
Note:destroyed; not LJ's daughter Hilda Shirley Romer (d. 1872)  

 

Bibliography

Reviews:  
Jopling 1925 Quote:'At our new place of abode I started at once upon another picture – again from myself, which I called “Hilda.” It was exhibited in the Old Bond Street Gallery, and George Augustus Sala gave me a flaming notice in “The Daily Telegraph.” I afterwards sent it to the Paris Salon, where a French critic paid me a compliment, by saying that my work reminded him of the late regretted Ricard, and that the smile upon the lips was vague and mysterious, like that upon Leonardo da Vinci’s “La Giaconda.” 'This picture had a tragic ending. It was bought by a friend of mine who, at one time, wished to marry me; and, when later he became engaged, his fiancée insisted upon his destroying it. It might have been safe in the custody of Captain J. W. Clayton, F.R.G.S., who had wished to purchase it.'  
Other Quotations:'Painted from myself exhibited at gallery in Bond St. Hung on the line. Well noticed in papers. Painted at [leaves space] Road Bayswater. Exhibited at Paris Salon. Sold to Col. Lewin for £15. Destroyed some years later by Mrs Tom Lewin.' (Grattan NB ADAP, p.8). 'Hilda' annotated by LJ in PC1 press-cutting of Salon Review  
Other Published Sources:Jopling 1925 list  
Unpublished Sources:Grattan NB PLJ; Grattan NB ADAP