Mrs Joplings School of Art
Prize for Drawing from the Flat
J McN. Whistler
Dated by signature.
2. Louise Jopling
Louise Jopling (1843-1933), née Goode, later Mrs Jopling-Rowe, artist [more]. She set up an art school in Clareville Grove, London, in 1887, to train women as professional artists. Students drew and painted from 'Nature' (that is, nude and clothed models), studied perspective and anatomy from models and casts, modelled in clay and visited the National Gallery. Jopling offered demonstrations and regular supervision, aided by the draughtsman Dudley Hardy and, later, four teachers: 'I found teaching intensely interesting. I learned so much myself' (Jopling, Louise, Twenty Years of My Life, 1867 to 1887, London, 1925, p. 307, photographs of the school repr. pp. 267, 309). Fees by 1895 were £31.10.0 for a full year. See also Baldry, Alfred Lys, 'Private Schools of Art: No. 1, The Schools of Mr. W. J. Donne and Mrs. Jopling", The Studio, 7, February 1896, pp. 43-46.