Saturday, 9 June 2018

32) Joanna Hiffernan

Joanna Elizabeth Hiffernan (ca. 1843 – after 1903). Irish artists' model and muse who was romantically linked with American painter James Abbott McNeill Whistler and French painter Gustave Courbet.

 - "Though she was physically striking; tall and red haired Irish beauty, her personality was even more impressive."

- "Courbet was particularly taken with her long coppery red hair and portrayed her in La belle irlandaise."

Gustave Courbet, La belle Irlandaise (Portrait of Jo) 1865–1866

James Abbott McNeill Whistler - Symphony in White no 2 (The Little White Girl)

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl (1862)
Portrait of Joanna by Gustave Courbet

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