1908 March Footnotes

[1] Fitzboodle Papers by by William Makepeace Thackeray.

[2] Exhibition of Fair Women (International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London),
Start Date: February 1908
End Date: March 1908
Type: Annual exhibition
Description: Exhibition of works with female subjects.  Mixed displays of painting, sculpture and works on paper: most sculpture shown in central hall.
Location: New Gallery Regent Street London

[3] Miss Alexandra (Alick) Schepeler was, together with Dorelia, John’s chief model in the years 1906-8, inspiring numerous paintings and drawings considered to be amongst the artist’s finest creations.  This is the only surviving painting of the sitter, after La Séraphita, which both John and his biographer Michael Holroyd acknowledge as one of the artist’s masterpieces, was burnt in one of the painter’s infamous ‘cigarette fires’ during the 1930s.

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