Sunday, November 28, 2010

Volume of Treasures

Speaking of books, check out the hefty volume that this model is perusing in a watercolor by Sir William Russell Flint.

The book was an actual prop, at this size, in his studio. The model was holding a difficult pose and got interested in what she was gazing at, and wanted to turn the pages. But Flint wouldn't let her because that would disturb the pose. Now there's an advantage for using a camera, but Flint wouldn't hear of it.

Sir William Russell Flint — Janelle and the Volume of Treasures — 1960


M. D. Jackson said...

Poor girl, stuck reading the same passage over and over again.

Wait... a model who can read? My, times have changed.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

MD, I believe that book was in Latin.

Unca Jeffy said...

I don't know if I want Janelle or the book more.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Aye, there's the rub.

Caio Fern said...

great post .

Manipleman said...

What is this print worth in ££££££££'s ?