Sunday, 15 September 2019

1144) Maud Franklin

Maud Franklin (1857 – ca. 1941). English artist and the mistress of and model for artist James McNeill Whistler.
By the late 1870s, she was serving as a model to Whistler for etchings and painted portraits, most notably the Arrangement in White and Black. She also was the initial model for what would be the Portrait of Miss Florence Leyland, as well as Harmony in Grey and Peach Colour, numerous other oils, drawings, watercolors, etchings, and lithographs.
Franklin had two daughters by Whistler: Ione (born circa 1877) and Maud McNeill Whistler Franklin (born 1879). She sometimes referred to herself as 'Mrs. Whistler', and in the census of 1881 gave her name as 'Mary M. Whistler'.

- "Her place both as mistress and model was taken by Maud Franklin, also red-haired but not so beautiful as Jo: in fact a totally different type."…

- "She had strong, expressive features, a fair complexion and deep red hair."…

- "She was not as pretty as Jo, but she had the same red hair..."…

- "... to the red headed English girl, Maud Franklin, who succeeded her in Whistler's studio and bed..."…/portrait-of-ellen…/12691

Arrangement in White and Black.

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